Harvard Darfur Action Group brings together students from Harvard’s graduate and undergraduate campuses, all committed to waging constructive and efficient campaigns to help end the genocide in Sudan.
The campaigns are delegated as follows:
The Divestment Committee has been working to
end the financing of genocide by pressuring universities and public
pension funds to divest from corporations that do business with the
Sudanese government. Currently, we are lobbying at the Massachusetts state
house in support of legislation that would divest Massachusetts's public
pension funds from Sudan.
The Political Advocacy Committee has two components this semester. First, it is helping to roll out the Massachusetts pilot of the Genocide Intervention Network (GI-Net). GI-Net aims to build a permanent anti-genocide constituency. Until such a constituency exists, there is little reason to expect the political calculus of decision makers to change, and thus little reason to expect that future genocides will be stopped any sooner than those of the past and present. By building this constituency now, we increase the likelihood that our political representatives will be pressured to respond to the next crisis before it reaches the scale of suffering we see in Darfur."
Second, the committee lobbies Congressmen to support bills furthering the mission of peace and security in Darfur. Current legislation includes the federal Darfur Peace and Accountability Act and a Massachusetts bill for the divestment of public funds from companies doing business in Sudan. We urge and help our fellow students to call representatives from their home states, and also reach out to the community to promote lobbying and spread awareness of what all US citizens can do to help end the genocide in Darfur. We also bring our cause and our methods to local high schools, and are coordinating a multi-school conference at Harvard to raise awareness of the genocide in Darfur and unity in combating it.
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The Humanitarian Committee focuses on services from
individuals in the
USA, to individuals in the afflicted areas in and around Darfur. This
year, we will be spearheading a large education project for high school
students. Its purpose will be to make the greater Boston Community
aware of the Darfur situation, while also involving them in fundraising
efforts and political pressure. Moreover, we will continue fundraising
for grassroots organizations within Sudan.