Genocide Intervention Network asks UST community to lend a hand for Darfur

Genocide Intervention Network asks UST to lend a hand for Darfur

From the St. Thomas Chapter of the Genocide Intervention Network
One of the worst human-rights disasters in history is happening right now in Darfur, Sudan.  Nearly 400,000 people have been killed and more than 2 million have been displaced from their homes in what the world is labeling a genocide. We all need to lend a hand for the people caught in this crisis.

Today, Tuesday, Oct. 24, United Nations Day, students from the Genocide Intervention Network-St. Thomas chapter will ask people to sign letters to President George W. Bush and to John Bolton, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, urging greater efforts to find a nonviolent resolution to this deadly conflict. Tables will be set up at noon and in the evening today outside both north and south campus cafeterias. Please sign a letter. We all can make a difference. 

To get involved with outreach efforts such as this one, contact student board members Heather Schommer or Megan Bellin. For more information about the national Genocide Intervention Network, visit its Web site. To learn about the St. Thomas chapter, contact Sarah Hogan, student president, or Dr. Ellen Kennedy, faculty adviser.