Listen to this podcast of 8th grade students from Maryland and Virginia talking about Darfur.
Then go to Many Voices for Darfur with you students and have them add their thoughts.
Thursday and Friday, March 6 and 7, 2008
For 48 hours, starting at midnight Eastern standard time on March 6, 2008, many student voices will be collected in the name of those suffering in Darfur. Be sure that your voice is among them.
Men, women, and children in the Darfur region of Sudan are dying. The Sudan militia and Janjaweed are responsible for as many as 500,000 deaths and 2,500,000 displaced refugees. You can learn more about the genocide taking place in Darfur by visiting the Many Voices for Darfur Wiki. Once you have had a chance to learn more about Darfur, please post your comment to one or more of the following prompts below:
- If you could visit the camps in Chad and sit down one-on-one with a refugee who is your age, how would you explain what you or others are doing in your country to spread awareness and make a difference?
- Write an open letter to Omar al-Bashir pleading your case for the Darfur region of Sudan.
- Write an open letter to leaders in your country to make a case for government support of international efforts in Darfur.