Task 1 - Akaash C.

The Darfur ethnic cleansing is the genocide against Darfurian people. The Sudan government has supplied a militia group, the Janjaweed with weapons to carryout this genocide. Genocide is the removing of one group of people.

Tagalo Hassan is a three year old boy who is being afected by this conflict. At three years old his village was invaded by the Janjaweed. They killed and burned his village. His father had already fled but his mother mand baby were killed in the conflict. Tagalo was shot in the leg and was left for dead. Some italian relief workers found him and helped him to survive. This conflict in this village and the neighboring one caused 140,000 women and children to flea their homes. Many women and children died on the road because many of them didn’t take water with them. Tagalo’s dad says “First the Janjaweed came, on horse and on camel, and then the rebels, with heavy arms and vehicles." All the witnesses agree the attack came in well organized waves. The UN believe that the Sudan government is supporting the Janjaweed and are trying to put a stop to this. The Janjaweed means devils on horseback. The Janjaweed use rape, pillage, and mass murder and have killed 200,000 and displaced 2,500,000. Many people are trying to help such as some Jews. Jew faced inequality in WWII and don’t want the Darfurians to sufur the same inequality. “As a Jew I cannot sit idle while genocidal atrocities continue to unfold in Darfur, Sudan.” –Jan Schakowsky. Others are trying to identify the problem and fix it. “We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population.” –Jan Egeland.

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Task 2 - Dania F.

Fight On for Darfur

Many people are trying to help with the genocide in Darfur, but these college students has been helping out with the genocide in Darfur but they are focused in helping the survivors from the genocide in Darfur.Kathy Schmidt is leading a group of college students to help people in Darfur, They think that even though U.N is fighting for peace against the genocide, many people that survived did not receive their compensation, so they are helping them with donations, and influencing people and other groups to help with their movement called “Fight On for Darfur campaign”, which is an annual event created by a campus wide student movement spearheaded by the Undergraduate Student Government and the USC Program Board in fall 2007. Schmidt said on a microphone at Bovard Auditorium ““This concerns me with the Darfur genocide,” Schmidt said during the question-and-answer session. “Even if the genocide in Darfur is stopped, what happens to the survivors? In Rwanda there was a recorded genocide and survivors still haven’t received compensation.” How it was important for them not to forget the survivors. She also states that the U.S would only listen to them if they offer money,“Mass money and mass mobilization is the only way the United Nations will listen and take action.” Schmidt and the college students are also making their best to influence people to donate to the survivors of the genocide and stop wasting too much money with war.

Johnson.J, Pamela," USC College of letters,arts & Science",Fight on for Darfur, May 1 2008. University Of Southern California,http://college.usc.edu/news/stories/483/fight-on-for-darfur/.

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Task 3 - John P.

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Tagalo Hassan and Frederick Douglass

Tagalo Hassan is a young boy who suffered in a horrible attack by the Sudanese Arab horsemen; Janjaweed which means “Devils on horse back.” While Tagalo was 3 years old he got shot in his right leg during a Janjaweed’s attack, "First the Janjaweed came, on horse and on camel, and then the rebels, with heavy arms and vehicles" this was how Janjaweed attacked Hassan's village. The Janjaweed attack in the dawn and Tagalo Hassan had no idea what was happening around him on that time, he was a kid still. “Being three years old, he could not have understood what was happening when the shooting started before dawn.” In the other hand is “The Narrative of a Life" by Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was a slave and he also suffered of violence by his owner Mr. Covey. Mr. Covey used to hit Frederick Douglass frequently, and little by little Frederick started protecting him self. Frederick fought with Mr. Cove his freedom, this fight took about 2 hours and Frederick finally got his freedom after beating his owner. After the fight Frederick ran away for refuge to his master. These stories connects to each other because both stories shows violence and both Tagalo Hassan and Frederick Douglass suffered of violence.

"A Wide-open Battle for Power in Darfur | Beardface News." Beardface News | America's Greatest News Arsenal. America's Greatest News Arsenal, 2007. Web. 02 Nov. 2010. http://www.beardface.com/news/2008/wide-open-battle-power-darfur.

Fitch-Frankel, Adrienne. "Fair Trade » Bitter Chocolate." Global Exchange - Building People-to-People Ties. Global Exchange, 9 Feb. 2010. Web. 02 Nov. 2010. http://www.globalexchange.org/blogs/fairtrade/2010/02/09/bitter-chocolate/.

Task 4 - Plan to save Darfur One Step At A Time!

1) Spread the word: We need to inform people of what is going on in Darfur. Many people still don’t know that Darfur is in trouble. We will spread the word by hosting parties and posting signs around the big cities. At the parties we will have fun activities to do that will inform people of what is going on. Also we will give out bracelets to help people spread the word to their friends.

2) Get money: Hold events like kicks for cancer and car washes. These events will be fun and people will want to go and all the money we collect will be donated to help Darfur. Also we will try to recycle bottles for the money and it’s good for the environment.

3) Contact Leaders: With a lot of people agreeing on something we can make a difference. People will respect us if we had someone like Obama on our side. We need to talk to the French. They have troops nearby but they are not helping because they don’t want to get involved. With their help we could over power the Janjaweed.

4) Send people to Darfur: These people can go to Darfur and help in the refugee camps. The refugee camps are lacking in supplies and doctors. With the money we raised we can pay for many supplies and doctors to go over to Darfur. Also we need to send teachers. The kids in Darfur have little education.

5) Sign petition: We need have all people who want to fight for Darfur sign a petition. This petition will show important people that many people are fighting for this cause.

6) Send supplies: We need to send supplies to Darfur. Many people are dying in refugee camps because they don’t have soap and clean water. This makes sickness a large problem in the camps. We also need to send food and material to build houses that have been destroyed.

Task 5 - Anderson D.

Tagalo Hassan and the art that has been shown demonstrates violence over kids. It turns out common to present scenes of kids being beaten or abused in countries such as Sudan. To be more specific, in the eastern part of the country in a city called Darfur. It has experienced some of the worst human rights abuses imaginable, such as murder, sexual abuse and forced displacement. Villages are being attacked by militias especially by Janjawid militias, supported by forces of the Sudanese government in some towns, which usually use the air power to bomb the areas of the villages. Documents from people that lived in or experienced the attacks in Darfur are helpful to understand the damage and horror that those militias are causing towards Sudan habitants. Today at least three villages are in risk or are getting attacked in the region of Darfur. ‘The news media's silence, particularly television news, is reprehensible. If we knew as much about Darfur as we do about Michael Jackson, we might be able to stop these things from continuing. ‘’
. “I am totally shocked at what is happening in Darfur…This is ethnic cleansing, this is the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis, and I don’t know why the world isn’t doing more about it.” Mukesh Kapila. Those people have been there, and could see the situation with their own eyes, and it wasn’t pretty.

Work cited:

Tubiana, Jerome. "CONFLICT ANALYSIS." Eyes On Darfur. 2009. Web. 27 Oct. 2010.

"THE CRISIS." Eyes On Darfur. Amnesty International USA, June 2007. Web. 28 Oct. 2010.