Conference on Darfur
For Immediate Release: November 10, 2006
Contact: Alisa Giardinelli
Swat Sudan Hosts Darfur Conference
Swat Sudan, in conjunction with STAND and the Genocide Intervention Network, is hosting the Time to Protect Conference at Swarthmore College on Dec 1-3. About 200 college and high school students from all over the East Coast are expected to attend.
The conference will feature lectures and workshops on divestment, advocacy, and how to work with the media led by, among others:
- Mia Farrow, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, to talk about her travels to refugee camps in Chad and Darfur
- Eric Reeves, Sudan scholar English professor at Smith College
- Mark Hanis '05, executive director, Genocide Intervention Network
- Sam Bell '05, director of advocacy, Genocide Intervention Network
- Carolyn Davis, a member of The Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial board
- Adam Sterling, executive director, Sudan Divestment Taskforce
- Adam LeBor, author of Complicity With Evil : The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide
- Mohamed Yahya, refugee from the Darfur region of Sudan and chairman of the Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy
- Erin Mazursky, executive director of STAND
- Niklas Hultin, visiting assistant professor of anthropology at Swarthmore College
- Daniel Hunter, training associate, Training for Change
- Jeff Weintraub, visiting scholar, University of Pennsylvania
- Lou Ann Merkle, co-director, Darfur Alert Coalition
- Ryan Spencer Reed, photojournalist
- Fatima Haroun, Darfur Women's Empowerment Program
In addition, the documentary photography of Ryan Spencer Reed, a photojournalist who has been to Darfur many times, will be on display in the Kitao Student Art Gallery.
This conference is funded in part by Project Pericles, which was created by Eugene Lang '38 to encourage and facilitate colleges and universities to include education for social responsibility and participatory citizenship as an essential part of their educational programs.