Youth United for Darfur invite ALL Chicago citizens to participate in the Youth United for Darfur rally that will take place at the Federal Plaza on April 19, 2009, at 1:00pm as the culmination of a Chicago-wide fundraising effort, lasting 10 weeks. Through raising awareness in their local communities, student activists will support the ENOUGH Project's Sister Schools program, which provides educational opportunities in eastern Chad to children displaced by the Darfur crisis, and the local Sudanese Community Center that meets the human service needs of Illinois residents of Sudanese descent.
Debate became heated Tuesday evening as students, faculty, and locals gathered for a heated debate about the role of international cooperation in the Darfur genocides.
The event, sponsored by the Institute of African Studies and was moderated by Law School faculty Co-Director Peter Rosenblum, Herbert Lehman Professor of Government Mahmood Mamdani, and John Prendergast, co-chair of the Enough Project and member of the board of Save Darfur Coalition. They debated divisive issues such as the number of deaths in the region, whether the genocide should be approached politically, economically, or militarily, and who should implement peace and how it should be done.