Don't Miss the 2013 Sudan Emergency Action Summit

From Enough blogs Thu Feb 14 2013, 11:34:44

Please join Act for Sudan and hundreds of leading activists from around the country on March 10-11, 2013, for a unique educational and advocacy event focused on the brewing crises in Sudan at George Mason University, in Washington D.C. The summit includes an optional afternoon of lobbying on Capitol Hill.

This conference will draw together U.S. and international officials, humanitarians, Sudanese leaders from Sudan and in the U.S. diaspora, as well as genocide scholars, activists, and members of the media will meet and confer in one place. The summit provides opportunities to learn firsthand from those with direct experience, to gain and create new ideas for activism and advocacy, and to network.

Summit highlights include notable speakers, such as Luis Moreno-Ocampo, former chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, and Mukesh Kapila, former U.N. humanitarian coordinator for the Sudan. In addition, Rich Williamson, former U.S. special envoy to Sudan, will join John Prendergast on a panel called Policy and Action - Changing USG Policy.

In their first joint appearance in the United States, leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front - Yasir Saeed Arman, secretary general of the Sudanese Peoples' Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N; Minni Arkou Minnawi, chairman of the Sudan Liberation Movement/Minnawi faction, or SLM/M; Dr. Gibril Ibrahim Mohammed, the chairman of the Justice and Equality Movement, or JEM, and SRF deputy chairman for international affairs and international cooperation; and [view whole blog post ]

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