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Bard Students Present Events To Help End Genocide in Darfur, Including Talk by Mia Farrow

Emily Darrow
845-758-7512
darrow@bard.edu
04-26-2007
 

BARD COLLEGE STUDENTS PRESENT A WEEK OF EVENTS IN APRIL TO HELP END THE GENOCIDE IN DARFUR

Events Include a Presentation by Mia Farrow, Jam for Sudan Concert, Film Screenings, and Lectures

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Bard College Darfur Action Campaign (DAC)/Students Taking Action Now: Darfur (STAND) Chapter presents a week of events, from Monday, April 23, to Friday, April 27, devoted to awareness, education, and action against the genocide occurring in Darfur, the western region of Sudan. Student-organized events include documentary screenings, lectures, presentations, and fund-raisers. All proceeds will be donated to Darfur Peace and Development, a nonprofit organization that sponsors schools and provides two meals a day for children in Darfur.

Two films are screened: Darfur Diaries (Monday) and All About Darfur (Thursday), with commentary and comments by John Ryle, Legrand Ramsey Professor of Anthropology and chair of the Rift Valley Institute. On Tuesday, Sudan researcher and Smith College professor Eric Reeves speaks on the topic “Genocide Olympics: Highlighting China’s Role in Darfur.&rdquo. The Dessert for Darfur fundraiser is on Thursday evening. Mia Farrow, actress and mother of Bard alumnus Ronan Farrow ’04, speaks about the situation in the Sudan and Darfur on Friday. This is followed by the benefit concert Jam for Sudan,  featuring performances by Eyeball Skeleton, The Oklahoma Project (including members of The Easy Tease), Rev. Paul Shepard, Rebeka Radna, and others to be announced. During events, information will be available on where to learn more about Darfur and the movement to divest from Sudan, as well as resources for participation in the antigenocide and Sudan divestment campaigns.

The Darfur Action Campaign (DAC) is an activist student club that focuses on efforts to help campaigns working toward ending the genocide in Darfur. DAC began in September 2005 as the International Solidarity Network, but quickly focused on Darfur, changing the name to Darfur Action Campaign. DAC is closely affiliated with the group STAND, a student antigenocide campaign. The aim of DAC is to create awareness on and off campus, while supporting the national campaigns with which it is affiliated and raising money for humanitarian groups.

For further information, call 617-877-7960, e-mail barddarfuraction@gmail.com, or visit http://student.bard.edu/clubs/darfuraction.

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Bard College Darfur Action Campaign
Schedule of Events April 23–27, 2007  
Monday, April 23 7:00 p.m.                                 Film Screening: Darfur Diaries
Location: Weis Cinema, Bertelsmann Campus Center
  Tuesday, April 24 7:00 p.m.                                 Lecture: "The Genocide Olympics: Highlighting China's Role in Darfur" Eric Reeves Presented by the Rift Valley Institute Location: Room 102, F. W. Olin Humanities Building  
Thursday, April 26 4:30–6:30 p.m.             Film Screening and Discussion: All About Darfur, Commentary and discussion by John Ryle Location: Weis Cinema, Bertelsmann Campus Center
6:30–9:00 p.m.                 Fund-raiser: Dessert for Darfur Location: Lobby, Bertelsmann Campus Center
Friday, April 27
5:30 p.m.                                 Presentation by Mia Farrow Location: Weis Cinema, Bertelsmann Campus Center
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.             Jam for Sudan Concert Featuring: Eyeball Skeleton, The Oklahoma Project (including members of The Easy Tease), Rev. Paul Shepard, Rebeka Radna, and others to be announced Location: Multipurpose room, Bertelsmann Campus Center

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