Posted by: LifeCoach | June 23, 2008

Darfur in St. Louis

Some of the youth were involved with “Gitana,” an outstanding global arts initiative.

In a production this summer, the kids were involved in reenacting a Darfur Sudanese tribal experience.

I am very proud of them for working so long & hard, & being part of a theater production team… A FIRST for some. The youth became aware of the genocide with the Darfur tribes through this touching story.

Sudan has problems like many other parts of Africa, which were depicted in this play.

“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum estimates that 100,000 have died each month because of government attacks. Most non-governmental organizations use 200,000 to more than 400,000; the latter is a figure from the Coalition for International Justice. Sudan’s government claims that over 9,000 people have been killed, although this figure is seen as a gross underestimate. As many as 2.5 million are thought to have been displaced as of October 2006.” Wikipedia

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