Darfur Symposium

Friday, April 6, 2007

DarfurA Symposium on Darfur will be held on Friday, April 6, at 1 p.m. in Nance Hall room 309.  The symposium is being sponsored by STAND (Students Taking Action Now Darfur), the Department of Social Sciences, and the International Programs Committee.  The program features special guest, Professor Girma Negash of USC Aiken; as well as Dr. El-Rayah Osman of SC State. A dramatic reading entitled Darfur Stories will be done by STAND.

STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition is an umbrella organization of over 600 high school and college chapters dedicated to putting an end to genocide, specifically the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan. STAND formed out of the rapidly growing student movement to protect Darfur and works to unify this anti-genocide movement under one message by providing students with informational, educational and organizing resources, empowering them through an extensive network of impassioned student activists and advocating for a change in the world’s mentality towards genocide.

For additional information, contact Dr. Heather M.H. Matthusen 803-516-4751and visit STAND at www.standnow.org.