Genocide Intervention Network to show 'Schindler's List' tomorrow

Genocide Intervention Network to show 'Schindler's List' tomorrow

The St. Thomas chapter of the Genocide Intervention Network will hold its final fall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Room 100, McNeely Hall. Participants will watch Academy Award-winning film "Schindler's List." Refreshments will be served. 

"Schindler's List," about three hours long, tells the true story of Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi Party and a war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. The story is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived because of what he did.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Genocide Intervention Network is a national organization that envisions a world in which the international community is willing and able to protect civilians from genocide and mass atrocities. GI-Net has more than 600 chapters around the world; members educate their communities, advocate for action by their elected officials, and raise funds directly for civilian protection and human security.

The GI-Net's immediate focus is on one of the worst human-rights disasters in history that 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.

Information about the Darfur crisis will be available at the meeting.

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.