OC for Darfur planning meeting is this Tuesday, Oct 13th

Hi everyone,

We had a busy and exciting weekend.  On Friday, we screened Shake Hands With The Devil. Over 35 people attended and we had a lively discussion afterwards.

And then on Saturday, we hosted Carl Wilkens at IUCC.  Over 150 people attended (some from as far as San Francisco) and we raised close to $1000.  All of us at OC for Darfur are extremely grateful to everyone for their presence and generosity.  Here are the pictures from the evening.

Our next planning meeting is this Tuesday, Oct 13th at 6:30p. We will meet at Patty’s office in Newport Beach.  Here is the address.

Patty’s office @ 6:30p
2424 SE Bristol Street, Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA  92660

We will discuss:

  • Wrap up from An Evening With Carl Wilkens.
  • Planning for upcoming talks in Newport Beach and Fullerton.
  • Documentary screening for Congo?

If you’d like to get involved and help with the planning of any of these activities, we would love to have you come and attend :)

See you on Tuesday.

Anshul Mittal
Orange County for Darfur
ocfordarfur.org | calendar | photos | shop | blog | facebook | twitter

PS:  We found a camera in the reception hall on Saturday.  If you left your camera on Saturday, please get in touch with me.


See all pictures from An Evening With Carl Wilkens

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An Evening With Carl Wilkens & a documentary on Roméo Dallaire

Hi everyone,

We have a couple of very exciting events coming up next week.  On Friday Oct 9th, we are screening Shake Hands With The Devil, a documentary that follows General Roméo Dallaire during his first return trip to Rwanda, on the 10th anniversary of the genocide, revisiting the killing fields that still haunt him today.  It is a gut-wrenching extraordinary account by a primary witness.

Then on Saturday Oct 10th, we are hosting An Evening With Carl Wilkens.  Carl was the only American who chose to remain in Rwanda when the genocide began in 1994.  He is a warm, heartfelt speaker and we are honored to have him come visit us in Orange County.

We hope you will join us for both events.  All information is below.  We promise you will have a moving and inspiring experience.

Barbara & Anshul
Orange County for Darfur, a project of Living Ubuntu
http://ocfordarfur.org

An Evening With Carl Wilkens

An Evening With Carl Wilkens

Carl Wilkens, former head of Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) in Rwanda, was the only American to remain in Rwanda when the genocide began in 1994.

Saturday, October 10 2009
7:00p

Irvine United Congregational Church
4915 Alton Parkway
Irvine, California 92604

Cost:
Free

Click here to watch the trailer

Join us to hear Carl’s personal and chilling first-hand account of life for the people of Rwanda as their country collapsed. The evening will highlight what we as global citizens have in common, how our commonalities are so much greater than our differences and what that means for our response to violence – from bullying to genocide.

Please visit http://livingubuntu.org/events for more information.  RSVPs immensely appreciated.

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Shake Hands With The Devil
The Journey of Roméo Dallaire

Shake Hands With The Devil

Winner of 2007 Emmy Award, Best Documentary

Friday, October 9 2009
7:00p

Irvine United Congregational Church
4915 Alton Parkway
Irvine, California 92604

Cost:
Free

In 1993, General Dallaire was thrown into a country with only minimal briefing, leading a force that included ill equipped, poorly trained soldiers, some of whom did not want to be there.  Unsupported by UN headquarters, Dallaire and his remaining handful of soldiers were incapable of stopping the killing. This documentary follows Dallaire during his first return trip to Rwanda, early in April 2004 on the 10th anniversary of the genocide, revisiting the killing fields that still haunt him today.

Please visit http://livingubuntu.org/events for more information.  Please RSVP.


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Ghosts of Rwanda, Thursday April 16th

Hi everyone,

15 years ago this month, 800,000 human beings were slaughtered over 100 days.  How could it happen that the world stood aside and did nothing?

I hope you will join us this Thursday as we remember the Rwandan genocide by screening the exceptionally moving and well-done Frontline documentary, Ghosts of RwandaSee a clip from the documentary here.

If you plan to attend, please let us know.  See you then,

Anshul
Orange County for Darfur
ocfordarfur.org


“Ghosts of Rwanda” screening

presented by
Amnesty International (Irvine chapter)
Orange County for Darfur

Thursday, April 16th at 6:30p

Plumer Hall, Irvine United Congregational Church
4915 Alton Pkwy,
Irvine, CA 92604

For more information, visit livingubuntu.org/events.

Never again? A Darfur refugee speaks

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Jewish World Watch joins with University Synagogue and the Irvine United Congregational Church (IUCC) in hosting a talk by Adam Abakar, Darfuri activist and survivor of the genocide in his country.

Adam will speak at University Synagogue about his experiences in Darfur and a call to action.  Our Religious School students will give Jewish World Watch a check for money that they raised by selling Potholders for Peace.  At the reception following the talk, we will have an opportunity to be part of a digital postcard urging President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton to take action immediately to end the slaughter in Sudan.

Come to this moving and important event.  Here is the flyer for the event.

Talk by Adam Abaker
Wednesday, March 4th at 7:30p

University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612