(also we shall hold the next Western Mass Darfur Coalition Meeting at 1 pm while we sell!)
The Western Mass Darfur Coalition is sponsoring a TAG SALE (and Moving Sale) next
Sat., July 17th from 9 am to 3 pm at the home of Tamador Gibreel at 251 Beech St. in Holyoke -- rain or shine!
We are raising funds to go to NYC next October to participate in an international festival "Performing the World." We shall get the word out there about Darfur through word and through the dance of Holyoke's Bride of the Nile Dance troupe
Come help sell, and if you can bring items (already priced if possible). If you're feeling energetic, come at 8 am to help set up. And most importantly, come on over and see what we're selling.
Also remember that next weekend is marked for inter-faith groups to bring the genocide in Darfur to the attention of their participants.
Thank you so much,Western Mass Darfur Coalition.
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Minutes of Conference Call on New
2) John Weiss firstname.lastname@example.org (Darfur Action Group,
3) Lou Ann Merkle (Darfur Alert Coalition, a Philadelphia-based coalition of Sudanese and non-Sudanese groups initiated after Children of Darfur Art exhibit on the Human Rights Day of 2004) see: http://darfuralert.blogspot.com
4) Nicholas Galletti (Human Rights Watch) www.hrw.org
5) Fanny Rothschild (Western Mass Darfur Coalition,
6) Backeri Abdelmagid email@example.com (Sudanese Coordinating Committee,
8) Elviar Candizc (
This is the first of two conference calls to discuss the upcoming introduction of a House Bill entitled “New Darfur Peace and Accountability Act (DARFUR ACT HR 3127); the discussion was in English; on Sunday, July 10 will be in Sudanese.
Mohamed provided a summary of the previous bills (S. 495 and H.R.1424 and emphasized that HR 3127 is not yet an official bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, but should be scheduled for floor action in the coming weeks. (Attached to this email are the earlier bills followed by a summary of HR 3127.) Mohamed then provided background of some of the congressman and senators who introduced the previous bills, and urged us all to learn more about each supporter of this new bill that is more likely to gain bipartisan support. He then discussed concerns of large sections of the Sudanese community with the previous S. 495 and HR 1424 that included the authorization of a no fly zone, use of
The group discussed the importance of the
The groups represented in the conference call seemed united in wanting to know what they can do to support the new H.R. 3127 bill (with the expressed concerns of the Sudanese representatives). They are very interested in learning of the reactions of the Sudanese community to the new provisions of this bill, and thus await the outcome of Sunday’s conference call with the Sudanese participants. They also wanted to be connected with Sudanese groups working on