Orange County for Darfur seeks to:
- increase awareness among local residents of the suffering in Darfur and the surrounding region
- get our elected officials and others in positions of influence to take more action in order to stop the genocide
Orange County for Darfur is a Living Ubuntu project and an all-volunteer effort that began in June 2007. In addition to raising awareness and persuading our elected officials and others in positions of influence to take more action in order to stop the genocide, a secondary goal is to help facilitate and increase coordinated efforts related to Darfur among individuals and groups in Orange County.
OCFD was formed primarily in response to the recognition of two things. First, three years had passed since genocide in Darfur was declared by the U. S. government. Second, despite that passage of time, consistent, well-organized grassroots efforts in Orange County remained virtually non-existent. We have formed a group whose core consists of dedicated volunteers committed to staying for the long term in working toward ending the atrocities in Darfur. Additionally, we are determined to not be complicit in genocide by remaining silent.
For more information, please visit us at ocfordarfur.org.