Blog Posts in Events

Posted by Sally Smith on Dec 22, 2011

Remember Bart Fisher, the D.C. lobbyist for Sudan who made headlines in The Washington Post and Enough Said last week? How could you forget—after all, it is not every day that an American so publicly supports a genocidal dictatorship in exchange for a mound of cash. 

To make a public statement last week, Act for Sudan organized approximately 30 supporters to protest in front of Mr. Fisher’s office in downtown Washington, D.C. Enough staff joined the protest, where we made it known that if you represent the needs of the Sudanese government—a government that continues to bomb, kill, and displace scores of its own innocent civilians—then we will tell your neighbors about it.

Posted by Carine Umuhumuza on Dec 18, 2011

In October, the Obama administration announced the deployment of approximately 100 U.S. military personnel to Central Africa to help end the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA.  For those who have advocated for increased efforts to put an end to Joseph Kony and his LRA’s reign of terror, the deployment was a welcomed step in the Obama administration’s implementation of its LRA strategy. However, concerns still linger about the failures of past military operations and peace processes, and the numerous efforts needed to foster peace, stability and justice in the region. To address these concerns, Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast joined a panel of experts to discuss further efforts needed to end the LRA, and how to bring peace to the affected region.

Posted by Carine Umuhumuza on Dec 12, 2011

Last Friday night, Alrick Brown’s feature film “Kinyarwanda” premiered at the independently-owned West End Cinema in Washington, DC to a sold-out theatre. The film, based on actual accounts of survivors from the 1994 Rwandan genocide, weaves together the stories of six fictional Rwandan individuals whose lives cross paths during the genocide. The film, which made its debut at the 2011 Sundance Festival, won the festival’s Audience Award in the World Cinema Drama category, and is currently playing for a limited time in eight major US cities that also include: New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle, Chicago and San Francisco.

Posted by Aaron Hall and ... on Dec 8, 2011

While Congo sifts through the ballots from the presidential and parliamentary elections, a group of Washington, D.C., based policy and advocacy groups focused on human rights in the Congo gathered Tuesday with partners and policy makers on Capitol Hill to discuss the recent elections and its implications in the ongoing battle against impunity for war criminals in Congo.

Posted by Corrine Hauth on Nov 16, 2011

Following up on its recent open letter to President Obama, the new alliance Act for Sudan is mobilizing on Facebook this week to get its message out to the masses and especially policy makers: It is time for the U.S. government to escalate actions against the Khartoum regime.