WE ARE HERE! Program Set for Sunday, May 2 

Greater Cincinnati Advocates for Darfur, in partnership with The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, will host “WE ARE HERE!”, a concert and award commemoration on Sunday May 2 from 3-4:30pm at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

“WE ARE HERE!” is a multimedia children’s concert exploring the events of the Holocaust while urging the audience to remember that genocide is still with us today.  This educational and moving presentation features music composed by Phil Koplow, including a world premiere of “WE ARE HERE” and variations on “Amazing Grace” woven together by narration and Master of Ceremonies, Clyde Gray.  The pieces in this concert are set to lyrics written by children in different ghettos and camps during the Holocaust.  Performed by the Northern Kentucky Concert Strings, this program demonstrates that the ARTS – as opposed to violence – are a meaningful way to address the most painful and tragic issues.  Connecting the past to the present, the program will also recognize the tremendous efforts of young people in the Greater Cincinnati community speaking out against genocide.

Protect Women in Darfur on International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day.  Save Darfur is asking people to commemorate the day this year by speaking out for increased protections for the women of Darfur.  More details are available at:

Recognizing Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Students for Advocacy on Behalf of Darfur – Submit Your School Today

Greater Cincinnati Advocates for Darfur seeks to recognize high school students who have helped bring awareness to the genocide in Darfur or raised funds for the people of Darfur.  We plan to honor their efforts at the “We Are Here!” program taking place on May 2, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (More Details in the Post Below).

For your students to be recognized, please send the following information to cincinnatidarfur@gmail.com by Friday March 26, 2010.

Name of Club (if any)
Name(s) of Student leader(s)
Name of Teacher or Club Sponsor
Name of School
Address of School
City, St. Zip

Short description of activity on behalf of Darfur-

After you have submitted your school’s information, additional details will be sent to you by Greater Cincinnati Advocates for Darfur in early April.  Thank you for helping us recognize your students’ efforts!

Huffington Post Releases Darfur News Page

Huffington Post, an online newspaper, has created a Darfur News page that collects articles from other media outlets providing a helpful place to locate the latest news on Darfur.

Visit at:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/darfur

Save Darfur Webcast Scheduled for March 4

On Thursday, March 4th, Save Darfur Coalition President Jerry Fowler and Senior Director of Campaign Advocacy Mark Lotwis will hold a special live webcast to discuss what they saw on their trip and give their thoughts on the challenges facing Sudan.

If you would like to submit a question or join the webcast, sign up on Save Darfur’s Website

Save Darfur Organizes 2010 Election Events

From SaveDarfur.org:

This April, Sudan will hold their first elections in 24 years. The political conditions do not exist in Sudan for these elections to be free and fair. We must ensure that our government does not allow these elections to legitimize a genocidal, corrupt government.

Events will be held across the United States and the world through out the month of April. Many events worldwide will be held April 11-18, the dates of the polling period in Sudan. Events will reflect the importance of this moment in Sudan, and many events will honor Genocide Prevention Month.

Greater Cincinnati Advocates for Darfur Seeking Community Partners

The Greater Cincinnati Advocates for Darfur is a diverse coalition of religious and secular organizations that have come together to speak as one voice in order to help stop the genocide occurring in Darfur, Sudan. The coalition is seeking additional organizations to join their group.

Advocates meet with local members of Congress to draw attention to the dire situation in Darfur. Previous activities of the coalition have included hosting a “Dream for Darfur” Olympic Relay at the University of Cincinnati, including Olympic medalist Mary Wineberg, and a rally on Fountain Square, featuring celebrity journalist and his wife, Nick and Nina Clooney. The coalition recently launched a website to promote local efforts to raise awareness and funds for Darfur http://www.cincinnatidarfurcoalition.org

Please contact cincinnatidarfur@gmail.com for more information.

Contributed By Naomi Ruben, American Jewish Committee