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Darfur Emergency Rally in Boston

March 18, 2009 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


When: Wednesday, March 18, 4 – 6 PM.

Where: Boston’s City Hall Plaza, Government Center

What: Rally/protest/demonstration to draw urgent attention to the dire emergency in Darfur that may result in 1 million deaths in the next two weeks.

Why: Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir expelled 16 humanitarian organizations from Sudan, placing millions of Darfuri civilians at immediate risk. Bashir is making good on his threats against innocent Darfuris in order to retain his own grip on power, a cynical retaliation after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Without the assistance provided by the expelled humanitarian organizations, well over a million internally displaced Darfuris are at immediate risk. With the rainy season quickly approaching, there are grave fears of widespread death from disease and starvation as millions lose access to food, water, medicine and adequate shelter.

How to participate:

1) Attend! Consider cancelling existing plans and prioritize attending this event. Millions of lives are at stake. If you can only part of the event, come for 5-6 PM.

2) Use your creativity and bring a sign with you. Possible messages include but are not limited to: Darfur Emergency, 1 Million Lives at Stake, Genocide by Starvation, Restore Aid Now, Yes We Can Save Darfur, Obama/Clinton Act Now. All creative ideas encouraged. Use of red also encouraged.

3) Recruit others to join you. There has NEVER been a more urgent time to act for Darfur. Email friends, post on Facebook, etc.


Sponsored by Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur and Boston-area STAND chapters


March 18, 2009
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm