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Screening of “On Our Watch”

Darfur: Genocide in the 21st Century



“If you have a security council [that] cannot deal with these issues, then we have to ask ourselves, what is the purpose of the Security Council?”
- Mukesh Kapila, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan from 2003-2004.

Saturday, Feb 12 at 6:45p      Costa Mesa, CA


About the documentary

Screening of "On Our Watch"

The world vowed "never again" after the genocide in Rwanda and the atrocities in Srebrenica, Bosnia.  Then came Darfur.  Over the past seven years, more than 300,000 people have been killed, 2.5 million driven from their homes, and mass rapes have been used as a weapon in a brutal campaign supported by the Sudanese government against civilians in Darfur.

In On Our Watch, FRONTLINE asks why the United Nations and its members once again failed to stop the slaughter.


Help the Sudanese in San Diego

We will be collecting new (or gently used) items at this event that will go to support the Sudanese community in San Diego.  We are looking for

  • Clothing for men, women and children
  • Bed linens: sheets, blankets, pillows etc.
  • Cooking utensils: pots, pans, plates, bowls, silverware etc.
  • Books for adults and children
  • Baby diapers and formula
  • Furniture

See a comprehensive needs list here.  If you wish to donate something that is heavy or large, we will not be able to accept it at the event.  Please contact us in advance to make alternate arrangements.  Thank you :)


Date and location


When:
Saturday, February 12 2011

Mesa Verde United Methodist Church
1701 Baker St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Cost:  Free

6:45p  Refreshments
7:00p  Screening of "On Our Watch".  Discussion follows.

This event is organized with an all-volunteer effort.
We hope you will join us.

On Our Watch is maddening, illuminating, frustrating, and, thankfully, surprisingly uplifting... If you're at all curious, though, to know why the Darfur crisis has been allowed to take root and fester, this program is well worth a look.

- Ottawa Citizen


Co-sponsors and partners

A wide coalition of Orange County organizations have partnered for this event.  These include:

  • Orange County for Darfur, a project of Living Ubuntu
  • Mesa Verde United Methodist Church
  • Citizens for Global Solutions, South Orange County Chapter
  • IUCC Advocates for Peace and Justice
  • Amnesty International, Irvine chapter
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
  • St. Anselm of Cantebury Episcopal Church
  • United Nations Association of the USA, Orange County
  • University Synagogue

Contact

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  Or call us at (949) 891-2005.


Links

[ PBS Fronline - On Our Watch (official website) ]
[ Sudanese American Youth Center in San Diego ]

[ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church ]
[ Orange County for Darfur, a project of Living Ubuntu ]

 
 

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