Friday, October 19, 2007

Day of Action for Darfur

Click for the official press release

The Afrosphere Jena 6 Coalition's Blogging Day for Justice was a great success in raising awareness to Jim Crow justice being used against our youth. We believe the Afrosphere Darfur Coalition's Day of Action will be an equal success, and anticipate a meaningful and thoughtful degree of participation. The aim is to raise the public awareness to the atrocities taking place in Darfur (the Uganda and other areas will also require our stand) and apply mass pressure to politicians.

Check back for the updates in the Solidarity side-bar.
You may include the banners below (right click and "copy image location", or "save as...") in your October 24th post as well as in general to announce your concern and dedication.

To announce your participation in's signup, click here.

Keep an eye out for the official press release announcing the event.

Here are the suggested actions to include in your post for the October 24th Day of Action participants (cut and paste from Black's earlier post):

1. Ask your readers to call or mail the congress and, or, the white house.

2. A link to a cribbed letter (whatever one you like) that people can send and use as talking points. I found this pretty good one on an Oprah site. Who know she was even up on this issue?

3. A Virtual Marcher Picture, such as was done for Jena 6.

4. A list of 3 succinct reasons you think the Darfur situation threatens humanity as a whole

5. A pledge in one’s own words to boycott the Olympic games and their sponsors if the sponsors don’t take a stance to persuade China to act on their influence over Sudan (In conjunction with signing the Global Petition at

6. Post a found video or make a youtube (or other video vendor) based Darfur video that they believe motivates action. says:

Stop A Genocide Instead of Mourning One

I know it’s a number of particular request, but it’s really not that much to take and post a picture, find a youtube video, post a couple of links to letters, and make a list of 3 reasons; especially considering we are talking about people being systematically raped and slaughtered.

Thanks for your participation - this will be another successful campaign

PurpleZoe says:

Found an interesting poster that mirrors a sentiment Brig Feltus wrote in her blog about Black Music Month.
The 'We are all African' (though Africa's true name is Khemet)sentiment is food for thought considering everyone's original root is in the Motherland...
Maybe realizing this will help spark more action, seeing as our siblings have been experiencing a hell our taxes dollars have undoubtedly supported. It's no coincidence that the war in Iraq and The crisis in Darfur began in 2003, if you ask me. Take a stand for your siblings in creation.


Yobachi said...

Thanks Zoe, this is great.

I plan to post on this today again. One of the many things I have to get around to.

PurpleZoe said...

Thanks Yobachi ^_^
The banners are in the sidebar now for anyone who wants to utilize them in their post, and the official press release link is added to this post now.

I hope all is well on your end.