Saturday, March 31, 2007
The next meeting of the Western Mass. Coalition is THIS Tuesday, April 3rd at 7 pm -- at Fanny Rothschild's house at 26 Morgan Circle in Amherst .
Please mark your calendars and let me know if you can come
Lots to discuss... current situation in Sudan, MA. divestment, upcoming meeting with Olver, student Darfur events, the journey of our exhibit .... come with new business as well.
P.S. We will be celberating the release of our Prisoner of Conscious, Mr. Abuelgasim Ahmed Abulegasim
Western Mass. Darfur Coalition
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Beyond Genocide is a fine art exhibit of contemporary illuminated manuscripts which honors the victims of genocide, past and present, world wide. Completed illuminations which are on exhibit display the legacies of mass atrocity and cultural history of:
This opening is at and is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by: The Harold Grinspoon Foundation;
At we will be screening Darfur Diaries. This event co-sponsored by the
Tickets for the public are $8.00 and will be collected at the door.
Darfur Diaries is a film which records testimonies from 2004, of the survivors living in the
The 20th Century has been labeled "The Century of Genocide." Learning about these events dispels indifference.
Please join us for an evening of appreciation and tribute to the hundreds of millions of genocide victims worldwide.
Directions to Greenfield Community College's Social Science Studio:
When you enter campus, there will be a large tan metal building with a red roof on the right, that’s the East Building. Enter from the front of the building -- the Social Science Studio is toward the back of the building at E115.
Below are minutes from our last meeting in February.
1. Update on situation on
2. Update on
3. Divestment – brief update by Fanny on MA. divestment and Fidelity campaign
Although the MA. Sudan Divestment Bill still has no number, the first hearing has been rescheduled for Thurs., March 29th at in room B-2. Daniel, head of www.sudandivestment.org would like to pack the hearing room with supporters. Additionally, Eric Reeves and Mia Farrow have agreed to testify for the bill. We are hoping to have a press conference after the hearing with Senator Chandler and Representatives Augustus and Kaufman. Email Amos Irwin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a ride in the
4. Update on Children’s
Feb. 2nd and 9th –
Feb. 6th – Darfur Dinner at
Interfaith Council. Many of children’s pictures were exhibited
effectively on music stands around the dining tables.
March 15th - ? with showing of film “Darfur Diaries” Tuesday,
March 20th at at
Call 978-544-2247 for more info.
6. Meet with Olver in April – who would like to be part of this delegation? Let me know and I’ll pass word on to Bernadette Jones.
7. Send messages to the presidential candidates and ask them to ratchet up on
10. Amnesty International & STAND are presenting a Genocide Awareness Film Series; movies will be shown every other Tuesday from 7-9 in the theater of Keefe. Next movie is Tues. March 27th. I’ll send info out on it soon!
11. Genocide Intervention Network's Sprint for