Sunday, June 19, 2005

2nd Darfur Action Day at PAHMUSA

We hosted our 2nd Darfur Action Day at the Pan African Historical Museum U.S.A. in Springfield and despite the scorching heat, the room was packed (must have been at least 100 people) to share in the power point presentation on Darfur, speeches by Mohamed Ibrahim (who returned to Western Mass from AFSC in Philadelphia for this event), Joe Wronka from Springfield College who provided valuable background and suggestions on what we can do now, and art therapist Simone Alter-Muri, also from Springfield College who discussed the role of children's artwork during wartime. Again, we were moved by the beautiful dancing from Tamador Gibreel's Bride of the Nile Dance Group and the gorgeous singing by Sarah Ibrahim and her friends. Thank you Magda Amhed for organizing this powerful day and the museum's amazing director LuJuana Hood for hosting the exhibit and events. The Sudanese food again was wonderful, thanks again to Magda, her mother, and family. Thank you all the Edgadis for your help in taking down the exhibit and cleaning up! And of course, thank you all for coming.

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