Darfur Fast for Life

We fast in solidarity with the hungry and starving in Darfur and for lasting peace in Sudan
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July 22 – 23, 2011

noon to noon, Join the Global Hunger Strike for Darfur!

Hunger Strike for Darfur
On July 9, 2011, the world recognized South Sudan’s independence from Khartoum’s brutal regime.  On July 22, 2004, this same regime was accused by Congress of committing genocide in Darfur.  Seven years later, the protection of civilians remains unattainable as violent attacks against civilians, blockades of humanitarian access, systematic rape, brutal arrests and torture continue in Darfur. Please scroll down to see list of participants.

Speak out for the victims of genocide!  On July 22nd, join Darfuris Against Genocide’s 24-hour global hunger strike to re-invigorate international engagement in Darfur.

Step 1:

Sign up to participate in the global hunger strike. Send e-mail with your name and city to: join@fastdarfur.org.  Be 1 of 10,000 participants and demonstrate to government leaders that Darfur is a priority.

Step 2:

Participate with Darfuris in the global hunger strike from 12pm on July 22nd to 12pm on July 23rd (water allowed).

Step 3:

During the 24-hour global hunger strike, contact your government officials and ask for:

  • immediate protection of civilians
  • unimpeded humanitarian access
  • accountability for the crimes against humanity committed by Khartoum’s regime
  • justice for the genocide victims and atrocities committed in Darfur and throughout Sudan.

If you live in the US, call 1-800-GENOCIDE

Step 4:

Tell your friends! Email this message and post it on your Facebook page:

Leading up to the hunger strike:

Starting at noon on July 22nd, I will participate in a 24-hour global hunger strike for Darfur to draw attention to the ongoing genocide in this region of Sudan. Please join at http://fastdarfur.org

On the day of the hunger strike:

Today I’m participating in a global hunger strike for Darfur to draw attention to the ongoing genocide in this region of Sudan. Learn more at www.fastdarfur.org

I’m on a hunger strike to end genocide in Darfur! Join me at www.fastdarfur.org

Extra steps:

  • Write a letter to the editor
  • Join Darfuris Against Genocide at noon on July 22nd at the White House as they launch the Global Hunger Strike for Darfur
  • Attend the Peace in Sudan Rally, July 23rd, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Lafayette Square, Washington, DC.  Join us in solidarity with the Sudanese Diaspora and activist leaders to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the declaration of the Darfur genocide by Congress, as well as highlight the ongoing violence in Abyei, Southern Kordofan and other areas of Sudan.
  • If you are organizing an event locally to promote the hunger strike, please send details about the event to join@fastdarfur.org, and we will help spread the word.
  • Please keep the people of Somalia in your thoughts, as the Horn of Africa experiences extreme draught and famine. Check the World Food Programme page for how you can help.

People from 34 different countries have fasted in solidarity with Darfur: Albania, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chad, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, USA & Puerto Rico

JULY 22-23 FASTERS

  1. Omer Ismail, Washington, DC. USA. (Enough Project)
  2. Mohamed Yahya, VA. USA. (Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy)
  3. Mia Farrow, CT. USA.
  4. Peter Gabriel. Italy.
  5. Niemat Ahmati, Washington, DC. USA. (Save Darfur – Genocide Intervention Network)
  6. John Prendergast, GA. USA. (Enough Project)
  7. Buky Williams, DC. USA. (Darfur Dream Team)
  8. El Fadel Arbab, ME. USA (The Fur Cultural Revival)
  9. Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., USA.
  10. Ruth Messinger, NY, USA. (President, American Jewish World Service)
  11. Tom Andrews, Washington, DC. USA. (President, Save Darfur – Genocide Intervention Network)
  12. Gloria White-Hammond, MA. USA.
  13. David Honig, USA. (President & CEO of MMTC)
  14. Esther Sprague, CA. USA.
  15. Martina Knee, CA. USA.
  16. Pamela Omidyar, HI, USA.
  17. Shannon Sedgwick Davis, TX, USA.
  18. Abigail Disney, NY. USA.
  19. Emmanuel Jal, USA. (We Want Peace)
  20. Amin Dabo, Nuba Mountains.
  21. Randy Newcomb, CA. USA. (Humanity United)
  22. Daniel P. Sullivan, DC. USA. (Save Darfur – Genocide Intervention Network)
  23. James Sabry, USA.
  24. Elizabeth Kuch, USA.
  25. Katie-Jay Scott Stauring, CA, USA. (Stop Genocide Now)
  26. Gabriel Stauring, CA. USA. (Stop Genocide Now)
  27. Lexi Stauring, CA. USA. (Stop Genocide Now)
  28. Gerardo Garcia, CA. USA.
  29. Rachel Veerman, CA. USA. (Stop Genocide Now)
  30. Teresa Stauring, CA. USA.
  31. Gina L. Okuda-Stauring, HI. USA.
  32. Andrez Stauring, HI. USA.
  33. Gretchen Steidle Wallace, NH. USA.
  34. Faith McDonnell, USA. (Church Alliance for New Sudan)
  35. Ibrahim Tahir (Beja Congress)
  36. Makki Makki, (The Institute for Sustainable Peace)
  37. Mark Brecke, CA. USA.
  38. Elizabeth Blackney (Media Lizzy)
  39.  Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Eisa (Robert F. Kennedy’s Hunan Rights Laureate and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Fellow)
  40. Michael Glassman. USA.
  41. Tara Humphries, ME. USA. (The Fur Cultural Revival)
  42. Slater Armstrong, LA. USA.  (Nuba Mountains American Advocacy Group and Joining Our Voices)
  43. Fatah Arman.
  44. Parek Maduot.
  45. A.J. Fay, ID. USA. (Co-founder, Idaho Darfur Coalition)
  46. Pixie Poe, GA. USA.
  47. Nell Okie, CT. USA.
  48. Marv Steinberg, CA. USA.
  49. Pastor Heidi McGinness. USA. (Director of Outreach, Christian Solidarity International)
  50. Alysha Atma, OR. USA.
  51. Natasha Louis, MI. USA.
  52. C Churchill, IN. USA.
  53. Abby Bender, DC. USA.
  54. Sharon Wolfe, GA.USA.
  55. Maria Herrera, FL. USA.
  56. Christine Cheek, NC. USA.
  57. Marirose Piciucco, CA. USA.
  58. Jane Beckerdite, AK. USA.
  59. Olivia Patton, VA. USA.
  60. Masoud Akbari Rad. France.
  61. Melissa Gallahan, MD. USA.
  62. Ana Barreiro Kelly, VT. USA.
  63. Ana Luiza Lima. Brazil.
  64. Carys Cooke Newcomb, NY. USA.
  65. Debra Sizemore, OH. USA.
  66. Caili Martin, OH. USA.
  67. Richard Khismeth. Ghana.
  68. Michael Glassman, CA. USA.
  69. Jamie Boban, CA. USA.
  70. Shawn Humphrey, MD. USA.
  71. Julie Vaughan. England.
  72. Donna-marie Hollingdale. England.
  73. Baileigh Rae, CT. USA.
  74. Greg Lawson, CA. USA.
  75. Martha Boshnick, DC. USA.
  76. Rachael Moser, KY. USA.
  77. Jessica Métivier. Canada.
  78. Maisie Hall, CA. USA.
  79. Elizabeth Hauck, FL. USA.
  80. Luca Sampietro. Italy.
  81. Amy Einstein, MA. USA.
  82. Karen Trejo, CA. USA.
  83. John Clifford.
  84. Melissa SanMartin, PA. USA.
  85. Michelle Line, CA. USA.
  86. Anna Strattner, WI. USA.
  87. Ganin Lovell, WA. USA.
  88. Jared Garfinkel, NY. USA.
  89. Charity Peterson, FL. USA.
  90. Tristan Viner-Brown, NY. USA.
  91. Azra Sehic, CA. USA.
  92. Jeff Rodriguez, FL. USA.
  93. Breanna Morgan, IL. USA.
  94. Francesca Gianuario, CA. USA.
  95. Olivia Boyle, IL. USA.
  96. Wendy Cox-Vetitoe, TN. USA.
  97. Karly Placek, WI. USA.
  98. Shayna Abramson, NY. USA.
  99. Hayden MuhsMadison, WI. USA.
  100. Kaitlyn Clinger, PA. USA.
  101. Emmy Day, VA. USA.
  102. Ashley Jackson, OH. USA.
  103. Dani Rodriguez, DC. USA.
  104. Chris Caldwell. Canada.
  105. Wes Thompson, TX. USA.
  106. Steve Sorkin, MO. USA.
  107. Cory Williams, AZ. USA.
  108. Corinne Chin, NY. USA.
  109. Stacy Stamberger, WI. USA.
  110. Paulina Byron, MN. USA.
  111. Ashley Jowell, NC. USA.
  112. Nare Kupelian, CA. USA.
  113. Maggie Donahue.
  114. Maria Renteria, CA. USA.
  115. Polly Bonilla.
  116. Taylor Brown, MA. USA.
  117. Wendy Cox-Vetitoe.
  118. Alexandria Lucas, ME. USA.
  119. Sarah Margaret Grace Maxon, NY. USA.
  120. Becky Schenck, OR. USA.
  121. Anya Browne. England.
  122. Diane Gandee Sorbi, OR. USA.
  123. Thomas J. Edwards, NY. USA.
  124. Suzanne Kulperger, NY. USA.
  125. Aletha Roberson, GA. USA.
  126. Mary Ann Williams, NY. USA.
  127. Kristen Van Tassell, VA. USA.
  128. Lauren Lucas, ME. USA.
  129. Dolores P., IN. USA.
  130. Chris Fike, AZ. USA.
  131. Mariangela Tarasco. Italy.
  132. Susan Velazquez, IL. USA.
  133. Nicole McMillan, OR. USA.
  134. Donna V. Bortfeld, ID. USA.
  135. Mikkiana Horton, GA. USA.
  136. Britta Conlon, OR. USA.
  137. Pamela Paquini, CA. USA.
  138. Nikki Albanesius, PA. USA.
  139. Jacki Rivers. Australia.
  140. Rev. Kevin Mays, KY. USA.
  141. Hector Jimenez, CA. USA.
  142. Audrey Byron, VA. USA.
  143. Sarah Johnson, USA.
  144. Hilda Jimenez, CA. USA.
  145. Nadia K. Mulji , CA. USA.
  146. Ari Brown, IL. USA.
  147. Carleigh Koger, TX. USA.
  148. Colby Hopkins, NY. USA.
  149. Shannon Keeler, CA. USA.
  150. Anita Srivastava.
  151. Lon Otterby, OR. USA.
  152. Bridget L. Campbell, CA. USA.
  153. Anna Rodriguez, CA. USA.
  154. Susan Chunco, CA. USA.
  155. Berlayna Howard, CA. USA.
  156. Emily Hines, VT. USA.
  157. Shannon Stoney, TN. USA.
  158. Krystyna Kilde. Norway.
  159. Rachel Marie Asaro.
  160. Prabsimran Sachdev, NY. USA.
  161. Elizabeth A. Ladner, MS. USA.
  162. Natalia Luna Diez Gutiérrez. Mexico.
  163. Amy Einstein, MA. USA.
  164. Michelle Thompson, OR. USA.
  165. Deanna Lipes, MD. USA.
  166. Nicole O’Donnell, VA. USA.
  167. Barbara Tasco, PA. USA.
  168. Vania Simittchieva, NY. USA.
  169. William Miles, VA. USA.
  170. Emma Krasovich, CA. USA.
  171. Stephanie Patton, NV. USA.
  172. Ashley Thomas, MI. USA.
  173. Kathy Morgan, IL. USA.
  174. Elischia Fludd, NY. USA.
  175. Noelle L’Etoile, CA. USA.
  176. Afton Kelly, CA. USA.
  177. Chelsea Pogue, OR. USA.
  178. Karen Schneider. Canada.
  179. Elena Fenn, AZ. USA.

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We fast in solidarity with the people of Darfur because they do not have a choice. We fast as a personal expression of outrage at a world that has allowed the suffering of millions of innocent people. We fast because as we simply watched, Darfur’s defenseless people were forced into wretched camps where today they are facing starvation and disease. We fast because those in positions of authority who know what is right and just, could and should do more to alleviate their suffering and bring peace, protection, and justice to the people of Sudan.

We fast for Darfur’s courageous people —because we yearn for a world where human rights are respected and a life of dignity is the legacy for every man, woman and child.