If you are a student or teacher interested in joining the anti-genocide movement by learning more about Darfur in your school, we are happy to let you know that Enough is partnering with Facing History and Ourselves – a great organization that creates resources for students and teachers on civic responsibility and tolerance in an effort to end human rights violations – to create lesson plans on ending the genocide in Darfur. These materials give students a practical window into activism and what they can help do in response to the crisis in Darfur. The primary accompanying resources for the lessons are the film Darfur Now and excerpts from Not on Our Watch, a book by Don Cheadle and Enough’s John Prendergast.
Imagine if every high school in the United States had begun teaching students about the crisis in Darfur immediately after the conflict began in February 2003. That is the kind of education system Teach Against Genocide is trying to achieve. A volunteer based organization helping end current genocide and prevent future genocide, TAG works with concerned citizens to urge their school boards and state legislators to make human rights and genocide education a part of the school curriculum and provide teacher training and resources. Those interested in taking action in Massachusetts or Vermont can visit TAG’s respective campaign websites to learn more and get in touch with the state coordinator. For those of you in any other state, please email Greg Kuo at Info@teachagainstgenocide.org to learn about what you can do.
Greg Kuo, National Coordinator of Teach Against Genocide contributed to this post.