Last time I talked to Dave (off the air) he mentioned that he checked up on this blog for information about things going on around Ithaca and Dryden. Here's something I hope Dave sees and I think every visitor to the site should be aware of. This is a non-partisan issue that is affecting thousands of lives. Be aware, be very aware.
DARFUR WEEK AT CORNELL (3/26-3/30)
One of the biggest weeks of action at Cornell devoted to raising awareness and activism on the ongoing genocide in Darfur amongst the Cornell community. Tickets for this year's Big Red Relief benefit concert will be available for sale at most of these events.
MONDAY, MARCH 26 - Candlelight vigil for Darfur (7:30 pm, Ho Plaza)
TUESDAY, MARCH 27 - Interfaith prayer service (4:30 pm, Anabel Taylor Hall)
TUESDAY, MARCH 27 - Screening of "Darfur Diaries" and Q&A with the film's director Aisha Bain about the Darfur refugee situation. Food provided! (6:00 pm, Goldwin Smith HEC Auditorium)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 - Lecture by John Prendergast, a former Advisor of BILL CLINTON. Food provided! (6:00 pm, Uris Auditorium)
THURSDAY, MARCH 29 - Darfur townhall meeting w/ guest speakers Prof. John Weiss and Prof. Nina Tannenwald. Food provided! (6:00 pm, Goldwin Smith Kaufman Auditorium)
FRIDAY, MARCH 30 - Darfur benefit concert! All proceeds will go towards humanitarian relief for Darfuris in refugee camps. (7:30 pm, RPU Multipurpose Room)
Sponsored by: Americans for Informed Democracy, Amnesty International, Coalition of Pan-African Scholars, Cornell Coalition for Trade Justice, Cornell Democrats, Cornell Hillel Jewish Student Union, Cover Africa, the Islamic Alliance for Justice, Protestant Cooperative Ministry, the Roosevelt Institution, STARS (Students for Tolerance, Awareness, and Remembering Survivors), Tzedek: Jewish Social Justice, and YPIC. Funded in part by the Student Activities Fee.