Thursday, October 21, 2004

Event on campus TODAY

The Darfur Crisis in the Sudan

Thursday, October 21, 2004
Raubinger Lecture Hall, Room 101

Dr. Amir Idris

Dr. Idris is a native of Darfur and a Professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies, Fordham University. He is the author of Conflict and Identity Politics in the Sudan.

A humanitarian crisis of tremendous magnitude is happening today in the Darfur region of the Sudan where a civil war has resulted in a program of "ethnic cleansing." An estimated 70,000 people are thought to have died since March, tens of thousands have been made homeless, and over 2 million people are in desperate need of aid but many are not receiving it. The world community seems paralyzed to act, even though the U.N. head Kofi Anan has called for humanitarian intervention. Come to learn more about this crisis and what you can do.

Sponsored by: The Department of Political Science, African and African American and Caribbean Studies Dept., Women's Studies Department

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