Friday, June 03, 2005

Welcome to Western Mass Darfur Coalition

Welcome to the Western Mass Darfur Coalition Group.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE ALL WELCOME TO COME TO OUR NEXT PLANNING MEETING ON THURSDAY, JUNE 23RD AT 5:00 pm AT THE TALKING DRUM CAFE at 413 Main St., Holyoke, MA. Please come and discuss what next steps we in Western Mass can take to end the genocide in Darfur.


The exhibit of children's drawings from Darfur, THE CHILDREN OF DARFUR: SURVIVING GENOCIDE, has returned to this area. Please come and share in these overwhelming images of the violence that is still plaguing Darfur. See this world through children's eyes: families are not safe in the refugee camps ... the genocide is not over. We want to gather around these drawings to reflect on the loss and take action to stop the murders and rapes in Darfur.

The exhibit is in two parts:

The first is at The Talking Drum Cafe at 413 Main St. in Holyoke. The exhibit is on display at the cafe through Saturday, June 4th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. P
lease join us for DARFUR ACTION DAY this SAT, JUNE 4TH FROM 3 - 7 p.m. with speakers and Sudanese music, dance, and cuisine.

The second part is at the Pan African Historical Museum at 1500 Main St. in Springfield (Tower Square Building, 2nd floor-- around the corner from Food Court). This exhibit includes an opening reception next
Tues., June 7th from 5:30 - 8 p.m;
museum hours are Tuesday to Friday, 12 - 4 pm. Then we shall close the exhibit in Springfield with a 2nd DARFUR ACTION DAY on SAT, JUNE 11TH FROM 3 - 7 p.m., again with speakers and Sudanese music, dance, and cuisine.
For more information, call Magda Ahmed at 413-586-7525, Ext. 1141, The Talking Drum Cafe at 413-315-6161 or PAHMUSA at 413-733-1823.

Western Mass. Darfur Coalition, Amnesty International, American Friends Service Committee, Talking Drum Cafe, Nueva Esperanza, PAHMUSA, Bride of the Nile Dance Group, The Amherst Human Rights Commission, and

Magda Ahmed & Fanny Rothschild
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