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Global Day For Darfur

Posted by on Apr 13, 2008 in MrsGrapevine, Politics | 11 comments

Precious lives that want their voices heard speak with the pain of their eyes

A pain so real that tears grow in drought, but it’s there in the eyes

In the eyes of the helpless mother questioning the value of her child’s life– less than fossil fuel?

In the eyes of a child only knowing the world to be cruel but still keeps hope and the power to love in the iris

In the eyes of you – hearing with your heart and using your voice to speak their truths – you value the breath we all share

Quiet now, I can hear their whispers, shhhhhh we all can – if we would just listen with our eyes


1. Educate Yourself & Your Friends: Commitee of Conscience

2. Dedicate Your Money & Your Time: 24 Hours for Darfur, Darfur Genocide, Amnesty International, Eyes on Darfur, Human Rights Watch, Crisis Group , United States Holocaust Museum, Dream for Darfur

3. Motivate Others: Spread the word, Express yourself, Get Creative: If children can do it, so can you.

4. Activate: Write to the Ambassadors of the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, and France and send it to the United Nations; E-mailor call the Olympic Corporate Sponsors. China plays a major role in the genocide in Darfur; Pledge to turn off the commercials of Olympic Sponsors during the Games; Write to the United Nations Special Advisor on Sport for Development and Peace; Petition the International Olympic Committee.


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