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    November 30, 2004      File #
    Contact: Lindsay Cathcart, Associated Student Productions, (707) 664-3368

 

Sudanese Crisis Subject of SSU Lecture on Dec. 8

The human rights crisis occurring in the North African nation of Sudan is the subject of a lecture by representatives from Amnesty International and the American Friends Service Committee at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8 in the Silver Strand room of the Sonoma State University Recreation Center.

Amnesty International’s Erin Callahan and Jahahara Alkebuan-Ma’at of the American Friends Service Committee are working to spread the news of what is currently taking place in the Sudan where the government-backed militia has created chaos for those living and working in this country.

In addition to rape and torture, the militia also uses kidnapping and murder to gain power over those in the region. Many villages in the state of Darfur have been burned and looted by these roving militias. With little to
no assistance from local police, the Sudanese people have been left in great need of food and medical assistance.

Amnesty International is a worldwide organization that pursues equality and justice for the human rights of the
world’s people and works to promote global awareness. The American Friends Service Community is a similar group, which includes people of many different religious backgrounds who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service.

This event is free and is sponsored by Associated Students Productions and the SSU Student Union. For more information visit http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp/ or call (707) 664-2382.

For more information:

http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp

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