12.12.2006

A white wall for Darfur.

Via networked_performance, here's a nice way to remember those killed in Darfur--and help those still alive: The Darfur Wall has forty panels bearing gray numbers from 1 to 400,000, representing each of the people killed since 2003 in northern Sudan. Spend a dollar (or more) to turn each number from gray to bright white, and eventually, a dismal gray wall will be illuminated. Every penny of funds raised will go to these four organizations:
The Darfur Foundation, creator of the piece, writes: "As we light the wall, we acknowledge the importance of each life lost, we cast light upon a tragedy too many have ignored, and we overcome one barrier to peace."

Earlier: "The Darfur Meme" and "With Darfur in 'free fall,' can Congress transcend partisanship?"

Another way to help: This afternoon I interviewed Dr. Ellen Kennedy, a sociology and anthropology professor who oversees the University of St. Thomas' Genocide Intervention Network chapter (more on her interview soon). She told me of the "Ten-for-Ten" program: instead of receiving Christmas gifts this year, students are asking ten relatives to give $10 each to the national GI-Net office. If you'd like to give the "gift of safety" to civilians in Darfur, send your (tax deductible) gift to:

Genocide Intervention Network
"Ten for Ten" Campaign
1333 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005,

1 comment:

Jonah Burke (Darfur Foundation) said...

Thanks for your post, Paul.