“On Our Watch” screening on Saturday, Feb 12th

Hi everyone,

Our Veggie Grill Fundraiser is this Sunday, January 30th. Click for more details.

Did you see the recent article: Sudan urges U.S. to look beyond Darfur, restore ties? It’s not surprising that Khartoum might think this is a good idea, but given that genocide by attrition continues in Darfur, and violence is once again escalating in the region, why is our government rapidly heading toward normalization of relations with Sudan?

Recently, much of the international focus has been on the landmark elections in Sudan. It is pretty clear that Southern Sudan has chosen to secede.  Meanwhile, focus on Darfur seems to have disappeared.

On Saturday February 12, we will be screening the incredibly powerful Frontline documentary, “On Our Watch”. We hate to think that a film made about genocide in Darfur back in 2007 is still timely and relevant for us to be screening in 2011, but it is. Much has happened in Darfur over the past few years, yet “On Our Watch” remains one of the most informative, disturbing, and compelling films elucidating the roots of the conflict and the international failure to adequately respond.   Please join us for this event. The act of bearing witness is an essential one.  All details are below.

We will be collecting some basic household supplies much needed by Sudanese families that have recently arrived in the San Diego area. A complete list of what is most needed is on our website. It would be great if you could help out by bringing something with you when you come to see the film.

Thank you.

Barbara & Anshul
Orange County for Darfur, a project of Living Ubuntu
ocfordarfur.org | blog | facebook

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Screening of “On Our Watch”
Darfur: Genocide in the 21st Century

Screening of "On Our Watch"

“If you have a security council [that] cannot deal with these issues, then we have to ask ourselves, what is the purpose of the Security Council?”
– Mukesh Kapila, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan 2003-2004.


Saturday, February 12th
6:45p refreshments
7:00p screening & discussion

Mesa Verde United Methodist Church
1701 Baker St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Cost:
Free

The world vowed “never again” after the genocide in Rwanda and the atrocities in Srebrenica, Bosnia.  Then came Darfur.  Over the past seven years, more than 300,000 people have been killed, 2.5 million driven from their homes, and mass rapes have been used as a weapon in a brutal campaign supported by the Sudanese government against civilians in Darfur.

Why are we as a world so helpless in the face of genocide?

Visit http://livingubuntu.org/events for more information. Please help us in planning for the event and RSVP on the website.

Partners include:
Orange County for Darfur, a project of Living Ubuntu
Mesa Verde United Methodist Church
Citizens for Global Solutions, South Orange County
Amnesty International, Irvine
Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
IUCC Advocates for Peace and Justice
St. Anselm of Cantebury Episcopal Church

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