05 July 2007

Being a Hero in the Human Rights World
Saving Darfur

One of John Lennon’s lyrics reads “If you want to be a hero, just follow me.” In today’s world it is hard to believe that one person can be a hero for human rights, but my hope is that I can be a hero, if not a hero, a voice for those who need one. Today I write about one of the issues near and dear to my heart, ending the violence in Darfur. The violence in Darfur has been going on since February 2003. This atrocity has left between 200,000 to 400,000 dead and has left behind 2.5 million refugees. Amnesty International’s current project “Instant Karma” highlights the current situation in Darfur through song. This album seeks to mobilize us around the issues in Darfur. It seeks change. I encourage you to visit the site and read about the current project: www.instantkarma.org. Most importantly, sign your name to the global petition to end violence in Darfur. REMEMBER: The beginning of the end of this humanitarian disaster starts with you. Take action today.

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