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Abigail Disney – Day 4

May 30, 2009 By: Admin Category: Abigail Disney

Today is the end of day 4 and I now know one thing about myself and that is that Day 3 sucks. Wow did I ever hit a wall! I have to confess that I feel especially challenged by this whole enterprise because I’ve always been particularly focused in on food. You know how a stork brings babies? Well I think instead of a stork I was brought by a stuffed roasted capon, perhaps with chantrelle mushrooms and a nice port wine reduction sauce. But now I’ve gone and made myself hungry again. Oy.

The thing about this task is how much it makes you realize what a center of a family that food is. As a mother, I take a lot of pleasure in feeding my children and in watching them grow. And so the act of cooking for them is such an honor really; it is one of my favorite things about being a mother. There is a kind of conjuring that happens around the family meal, when everyone has gathered and set aside for a moment what they were doing, and come back into a kind of sacred circle, to share stories and thoughts, to break bread and to enjoy the gift we all are to one another. And so when I fast like this, I come to appreciate how difficult it must be for these mothers not to be able to feed their children the food they learned from their own mothers to make. How difficult it must be not to teach their own daughters as well. Something so much more than mere nutrition is at stake here.

So I am really missing this part of my life. And of course I am missing actually liking the stuff I am putting in my mouth. I am missing feeling stuffed at the end of a meal, missing taking one extra bite not because I need it but because it’s there and it’s just so good. I’m missing stopping into a little place for a bite to eat without thinking about it.
I was so discouraged when I woke up this morning. I was really close to just giving up. But I picked up the paper and found the most extraordinary piece by Bob Herbert. It was as though he’d read my mind and written this piece just for me. It recreated my resolve by reminding me of the gravity of what I am doing. Do check it out. It’s amazing. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/30/opinion/30herbert.html

ENOUGH! Joins Darfur Fast for Life

May 29, 2009 By: Admin Category: Uncategorized

For Immediate Release
May 29, 2009

Contact
Eileen White Read, 202.741.6376
eread@enoughproject.org

RELEASE: The Enough Project Joins Darfur Fast for Life


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Executives and staff of the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress have joined in the Darfur Fast for Life fasting chain begun by actress/activist Mia Farrow to call attention to the continuing suffering of the people of Sudan. Enough staff and leadership join more than 500 people in 33 countries who have fasted for one day or more, consuming only water or the 1,000 calories-per-day rations that are fed to residents of refugee camps.


“The Darfur Fast for Life is a powerful message that the situation on the ground in Sudan remains simply unacceptable and demands a much stronger response from our political leaders than we have seen to date,” said Enough Project executive director, John Norris.


Since the Darfur Fast for Life project began on April 27, it has attracted members of Congress including the Congressional Black Caucus and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL); prominent philanthropists and entrepreneurs including film producer Abigail Disney, Sir Richard Branson of Virgin America, and Pam Omidyar of Humanity United; and nonprofit leaders including Jane Wales of the World Affairs Council and Ruth Messinger of the American Jewish World Service. Individuals from the music world have joined, including singers Peter Gabriel and Jon Foreman and record producer David Hodges, along with a three-time Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer, Josh Davis.


Enough Project Adviser, Omer Ismail, noted, “The commitment of people from 33 different countries to the fast is remarkable, and demonstrates the tremendous grassroots support for a comprehensive solution not just to Darfur, but Sudan’s multiple conflicts.”


Darfur Fast for Life is asking the Obama administration to ensure the return of 13 humanitarian aid agencies that were expelled from Sudan on March 5, following the International Criminal Court’s issuance of an arrest warrant for President Omar al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The group’s website, www.fastdarfur.org, also directs visitors to an April 30 letter to President Barack Obama from the Enough Project, the Save Darfur Coalition, and the Genocide Intervention Network containing detailed policy and strategic recommendations. The letter, President Obama and Sudan: A Blueprint for Peace, asks for commencement of a formal Darfur peace process; full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the governments of southern Sudan and Khartoum; and negotiations leading to agreements for peace in Chad and eastern Sudan.


Enough’s Co-founder John Prendergast, who was an early participant in the fast in addition to joining this weekend’s fast, noted that “as activists, we must, of course, press our government do everything it can to address these crises of the day. But we must also keep our eyes on the longer-term prize: a peaceful, democratic Sudan. That should be President Obama’s top priority and his administration should work assiduously to achieve that objective.”

Earlier this month, Ms. Farrow met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who released a statement saying, “As the administration and our special envoy develop a new policy, we must consider how we can get Khartoum to change its behavior.”


Members of the Congressional Black Caucus appeared with Ms. Farrow in a press conference to announce that they were joining the fast with the “hope that our fasting will compel decision makers to act more decisively to put an end to the suffering of millions of innocent men, women and children in Darfur. We must do all we can until the violence, suffering, and displacement have ended,” said Representative Donald M. Payne (D-NJ), a board member of the caucus, at a Capitol Hill news conference.


The CBC’s chair, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), added that while “the president is very focused on addressing the genocide in Darfur, … we want to make sure that Special Representative Gration [has] the type of tools and assistance that is required to address this humanitarian crisis that is of enormous proportions, one which we have not seen in many of our lifetimes.”


“Perhaps most importantly,” said Ms. Omidyar in a blog about her fast, “the United States must shed the failed policies of the status quo and begin anew in leading a coordinated and comprehensive international effort to build a roadmap for sustainable peace in Sudan. This process must include Sudan’s key economic and political partners, including China, Russia, and Egypt. The U.N. Security Council, meanwhile, must strengthen the Sudan sanctions committee, focus on better enforcement of the arms embargo, and begin to hold accountable those responsible for violating the sanctions regime. Until the international community shows better coordination on Sudan policy, progress is unlikely to be made.”


Visit the Enough Project’s blog, Enough Said, for updates on this issue.

Abigail Disney – Day 2 of fast

May 28, 2009 By: Admin Category: Abigail Disney

I am at the end of the second day of my 30 day fast. It is so amazing how much I feel like I am learning not only about what the food is like for the men and women in the camps, but about how much taste matters. I sort of forgot how bland the food would be. Of course, it has to be. When the World Food Program has no choice but to feed millions in the most cost and labor effective way possible, there is no way it can have flavor. You get the calories into people and you don’t pay any attention to what it tastes like, of course. Taste is a luxury, right? But the drabness, and the repetitiveness must be so incredibly demoralizing to people, especially where the traditional foods are so incredibly spicy and vivid. What a drain it must be on people and a drain in a way that they must almost feel not entitled to feeling drained—because the food is free, so how can they feel ok to compain? So at least right now the difficult thing isn’t hunger so much (talk to me in a week, I think I’ll be singing a different tune!) but the idea of the long 28 days ahead (nothing to a refugee, right??) of nothing but the wheat and the peas and the very, very little bit of salt and sugar!

Blake Mycoskie Joins Darfur Fast for Life

May 27, 2009 By: Admin Category: Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie – TOMS Shoes – Darfur Fast for Life from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

Blake’s Initial Thoughts

May 27, 2009 By: Admin Category: Blake Mycoskie

I have never done a fast and I am certainly dependent on regular meals. 2 weeks ago I agreed to Fast for Darfur when my friend Shannon asked me to keep the fast going from June 1-3rd. I instinctively agreed without really thinking it through, mainly out of my respect for Shannon and how important this effort was in her life. Later on, reading Shannon’s blogs, I realized what a challenge, physically and emotionally this would be and I have been scared ever since.

The situation in Darfur is serious. I do not want my participation to be about me, but a signal to anyone following that I believe this effort to stop the injustice going on is worth disrupting your life for. I want to feel the pain they feel, even if for just a few days, and in only a fraction of what they feel considering I am still free, sleeping in a bed and supported by loved ones. I hope that my experience will change me, and that I will come out of my fast a more aware being. And lastly, it is my plea to anyone reading this to do something, anything in support of ending the genocide and injustice going on in Darfur.

Abigail Disney joins Darfur Fast for Life

May 26, 2009 By: Admin Category: Abigail Disney

I am fasting because I am hungry for solidarity. I have seen enough starving children, enough refugee camps and enough women whose eyes have the impervious look of those who have been forced to satisfy the sadistic urges of their enemies, enemies they often didn’t even know they had. I have not been to Darfur, or to the camps in Chad and Sudan, but I have seen to imagine the hell they are living in. And yet as an American, it is still so easy to turn away especially with so much else to occupy my mind and heart. I find it easy to let my attention rest on the sparkly bits of glitter that pass for popular culture here, and the helter-skelter of my busy life, not to mention the warm embrace of my family and friends. But I can’t un-know that my brothers and sisters are out there under the beating sun hungry and frightened and wondering who in the world will care enough to help them make it right. I don’t want to slouch into letting that be ok with me. So I am hungry for solidarity. For 30 days I will do a refugee ration fast. I know that I alone can’t make “the” difference with or without my fast, but I do know that if I can act with love and make myself a part of a difference, and I hope to live that example for my family, friends and colleagues.
— Abigail Disney

Gabriel Stauring – Day 2

May 26, 2009 By: Admin Category: Gabriel Stauring

Gabriel – Darfur Fast for Life from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

Alysha

May 24, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

why is this effort is important to you?

I believe in the power of community and the power of one, both contradictory to each other and yet can move together in a very powerful way. I feel a responsibility to use my place, freedoms and connections here in the US to stand up and yell for those who need my voice and actions. The people of Darfur have strength that I could not even begin to comprehend, they have traveled distances, have gone without food, water, shelter and safety for days and weeks at a time. I have a responsibility as a fellow human to put our common humanity before anything else. Everyone deserves to look towards tomorrow, to dream of a safe future and to have a peaceful present.

How did you come to this view?

I came to this view because that is my heart, mind and soul. I believe in our common humanity and that geographic location shouldn’t dictate if my family dies because of religion, race, creed or ancestry or most importantly human greed. I agree absolutely with knowledge comes responsibility, that one must choose. We as Americans have the freedom to make choices everyday, from the type of toothbrush we use to the news we watch, the books we read and most importantly to stand for others who may not have the ability or choice. I believe in that power of choice, the power of knowledge, we again can choose to educate ourselves further on issues or simply walk away. I choose not to walk away but to act with the knowledge that I have, knowing that I have opportunities, a voice and connection to others who own the same. I continue to look because I continue to act, I don’t always like what I see and at times I feel helpless. I believe however that as we all love and have compassion, can breath and feel that we have a responsibility to reach into that commonality and bring to the surface a loud response when others are in such desperate need.

Sunday, Day 38

May 24, 2009 By: Admin Category: Shannon Sedgwick Davis

I broke my fast today with the same person I started it all with, Pam. There is no conceivable way I could have made it through this time without her propping me up all along the way. Pam and I share similar passions and a similar heart for change, peace and justice. She has been one of the greatest gifts I have received in this journey to seek a better world and she came just at the right time.

Among friends here at our Elders meeting I filled my plate at the buffet with a hard-boiled egg, a piece of beef, asparagus and oddly enough, beans and rice (the plate looked out of balance with out the beans and rice). As I sat down to eat I was overwhelmed with emotion. Emotion I couldn’t understand but my eyes filled with tears and I had to sit for several moments and regain composure before eating. With incredible depth of insight Pam reached out and held my hand. It was hard to eat, I am still not sure why but it was and I didn’t eat much. I chose to sit at a table that continued discussions from our earlier board meeting about Zimbabwe. As I sat and ate, others around the table recounted the horror stories of what is now Zimbabwe. 4 to 5 Million People in need of aid; life expectancy which was once in the 50’s and 60’s now down to 36. A completely broken down and unsafe water system; water has to be trucked in. A healthcare system (if you can call it a system without implying any type of order) that runs at 1/3 capacity. And so on, and so on.

The celebratory feast I might have dreamed about during my fast was not that. It was drenched in emotion and new notice of yet another despicable tragedy on our globe. I have learned much about myself, much about my heart, much about my strengths and even more about my weaknesses. The reasons I began the fast were not the same reasons I continued it and are now not the same reasons I end it. I am left hungrier for change than food but more realistic about the hurdles that lie ahead. I am empty on one hand and recharged on the other.

This fast was deeply personal and it remains that. I must wake up to every new day with the courage to fight harder. I must fight at home and abroad. I must model for my young boys what really counts in the world and that they must have respect for all of mankind. I must be increasingly fervent in my prayers for a miracle, because a miracle is what it will take.

Much love and gratefulness for all who listened and heard, Shannon

Day 1 of 3.

May 24, 2009 By: Gabriel Category: Gabriel Stauring

A few days ago, at night, there was an earthquake here in LA that came as one quick “boom!” and then a short rolling wave. Katie-Jay, my daughter Noemi, and I were eating dinner at a restaurant when the shaking started. I immediately thought of my son, Gabo (6yrs). He had just told me not long before that he had never felt a quake. I told him, “Don’t be afraid, and just do as they tell you at school to do.”

We finished up dinner, and I got to see Gabo within minutes. He was shaken, not just his body—but his emotions also. I told him that he did the right thing by ducking under the table; that the homes here are strong and flexible, and nothing will happen to him. I wanted to tell him, but could not, that if anything ever happened I would come and protect him and make sure that he was OK—no matter where I was, I would come and see that he was safe. I could not tell him that because it would not be true. I cannot stop a quake, and I cannot know for sure that I would be physically there, on arahma-family moment’s notice, when needed.

A hollow feeling came over me, knowing that I could not completely protect my son. It was so strange. I already knew that, I guess, but I had not felt it like that.

As I’m fasting these days, I’m using it as a time to reflect about my time visiting the survivors from Darfur. I’ve heard so many stories, hours and hours. Their escape from their village, their walking across the desert with no food or water, and their loss—so many lives, it all is with me. I am thinking about the parents from Darfur and how they must feel, not knowing if they can protect their children.

I am fasting in solidarity with all those people I’ve met in the camps, and with their families in Darfur, and all the lives that are no longer there. I am also fasting in solidarity with Gabo and Mimi—my kids. This is their world.

Congress Participation

May 22, 2009 By: Admin Category: Congress Fast

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Congressional Fast Updates

May 21, 2009 By: Admin Category: Congress Fast

  • 5/26/09 – Jewish World Watch Joins Congresswoman Maxine Waters – Press Release
  • 5/26/09 – Congresswoman Maxine Waters joins the fast – View Press Release
  • 5/21/09 – Congressman John Lewis joins the fast
  • 5/19/09 – Congressional Black Caucus joins the fast — View Press Release
  • 5/19/09 – Congresswoman Donna Edwards (CBC) joins the fast, pledges every Friday and invites Maryland to join her
  • 5/19/09 – Congresswoman Maxine Waters joins the fast — View Press Release
  • 5/14/09 – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
  • 5/11/09 – Congressman Donald M. Payne joins the fast — View Press Release

Darfur Fast for Life Press Conference Photos

May 21, 2009 By: Admin Category: Congress Fast

Congressman John Lewis

May 21, 2009 By: Admin Category: Congress Fast

Congressman John Lewis Joins Darfur Fast for Life from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 21, 2009 – Day 35

May 21, 2009 By: Admin Category: Pam Omidyar

I came across this quote by Confucius:

Tell me – I forget,
Show me – I remember,
Involve me – I understand.

This goes a long way toward capturing what we are trying to do with Darfur Fast for Life. It’s about getting people more involved. It is no longer about sitting passively at one’s computer and collecting e-mails. While that plays a role in any campaign, how do we convince the world that crimes against humanity, mass atrocities, and genocide are horrors that needs to be stopped immediately? How do we convince the world that even one death is one where we were too slow to act?

Here at home, Americans need to be more concerned about the peace, safety, and livelihoods of others on our planet. Today more than ever, the world is so very interconnected, with every nation dependent upon another. I’ve always believed that Americans have too much of everything. We use so much and waste so much. We rarely take stock of what we truly need. The fast definitely has brought that message home more, at least for me.

How do we get more people to care about the many wars devastating millions of lives around the world, even if most of us remain unaffected by them? How do we find ways to tell our leaders that war is no longer a way to resolve government quarrels? When will we come to realize that any war anywhere threatens our common humanity, even as it destroys lives, devastates both land and culture, and tears apart the fabric of society, with no means of repairing it?

I often wonder if part of the problem lies in the flaws of our modern democratic systems. How is it that, even as democracy has spread with unprecedented scope and scale, governments have come to respect the will of their citizens less and less? Some day the will of the people must come to trump to the seductions of power. We all must demand that of our leaders. We all have a voice that we can use to demand better behavior from those in power. When we do, we’ll be one step closer to seeing meaningful peace and progress on our planet.

Alysha — Day 25

May 21, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

Day 25 of fast- today I am battling a raging headache and serious mood issues. Meditation and quiet breathing help to bring me back into focus – the beautiful faces, the strength and hope that is constant, never wavering. Why is our powerful administration not upholding their promises, why do we still say wait……….isn’t the loss of 450,000 people enough?

Alysha — Day 16

May 21, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

Day 16 fasting4darfur, I’m really tired today, my normal 6 miles a day of walking has dwindled to about 1.5. Women in Darfur don’t have the choice of slowing down, they must continue. Everyday they walk miles for firewood, hand grind the wheat while standing and walk to get water. The daily stress of attacks, the unknowns of living in refugee camps while still keeping hope that we will stand up and ACT!

Jewish World Watch fasts with Congresswoman Maxine Waters

May 21, 2009 By: Katie-Jay Category: Congress Fast

Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug, Executive Director, and Janice Kamenir-Reznik, J.D., President and Founder of Jewish World Watch, fasted alongside Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and in solidarity with the women, men and children of Darfur. Schwartz-Getzug reflectsjkr-sunday-in-touloum-094

Today I am fasting for Zanuba, my sister from Darfur. I am fasting for Zanuba, whose village was destroyed and whose eyes and ears witnessed atrocities no human being should ever witness. A day of hunger is such a small sacrifice for me, one that is made involuntarily by Zanuba and her family every day. But it is a reminder to me, in a small and physical way, that the pain of genocide is real and that it continues. We have fought to stop this genocide through rallies and marches, letters and phone calls, meetings and conferences – yet we still have not succeeded in bringing peace to Sudan, bringing aid back to the refugees and bringing justice to the perpetrators. How do we have the energy to continue to fight? Because as long as they suffer, we must continue. Why do we continue to fight? Because we must NOT STANDL IDLY BY. We must have hope, just as they have hope.

Today I am fasting for my brothers and sisters in Darfur.

(photo: Janice Kamenir-Reznik, Rachel Andres, Zanuba, and Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid – Remarks on Darfur

May 21, 2009 By: Katie-Jay Category: Congress Fast

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Remarks on Darfur

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I met briefly this week with the actress and activist Mia Farrow, who has dedicated so much time lately – and even put her own health at risk – to raise awareness of the atrocities in Darfur.

Like Ms. Farrow, my good friend Pam Omidyar – the Founder and Chair of the Board of Humanity United – has also fasted for more than a month in solidarity with the Darfurian refugees.

Mia Farrow and Pam Omidyar enjoy liberty and wealth. They do not need to do this. But through their actions, they both so generously speak for those the world ignores.

The terrible situation in Darfur deteriorates with each passing day. But we don’t hear much about it. It has long since faded from the front pages in the face of everything else going on in our economy and the two wars we wage in the Middle East.

We cannot ignore this crisis. The United States has officially and appropriately recognized that what is happening in Darfur is genocide. For the more than 2.4 million people who have been displaced against their will, we cannot look the other way and cannot stand idly by.

Most of the people of Darfur depend on international aid to survive day-to-day. The United Nations has agreed to send 26,000 peacekeepers to Darfur, but they face an uphill fight – they have struggled to get the resources they need to ensure the safety of those who live in Darfur and to end this crisis.

Making matters worse, when the International Criminal Court recently issued a warrant to arrest the President of Sudan – President Bashir – for war crimes and crimes against humanity, he responded by expelling 13 non-governmental organizations that had been distributing food and medicine to the people in Darfur.

Because of its economic investments, China has unique leverage with Sudan. It is important that China uses that influence to help the people of Darfur.

I appreciate the work of Major General Jonathan Scott Gration – the President’s special envoy to Sudan – but we must do more to put Darfur at the forefront of our foreign-policy agenda. And we must be clear about our objectives.

The Sudanese government has repeatedly proven untrustworthy at the negotiating table. As the administration and our special envoy develop a new policy, we must consider how we can get Khartoum to change its behavior.

There have been too many people in too many camps for too many years – and the world has been silent for far too long.

We have no excuse do anything short of all we can do to ensure aid groups are on the ground in Darfur, and that they can do their jobs – to ensure a political process is in place, and that it can work – and to help save the lives of millions.

David Hodges talks about his Fast for Darfur

May 21, 2009 By: Admin Category: David Hodges

David Hodges fasting for Darfur from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

Josh Davis – Day 3 Video

May 20, 2009 By: Admin Category: Josh Davis

Josh Davis – Day 3 Darfur Fast For Life from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

May 26 – The Devil Came On Horesback screening

May 20, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

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Jane Wales Joins Darfur Fast for Life

May 20, 2009 By: Admin Category: Jane Wales

This is one of the many means we have available to us to express our support for the victims of the violence and our fervent hope that peace will one day be enjoyed by the people of Darfur, all of Sudan and of neighboring states. There are many indigenous voices for peace and justice. To theirs each of us adds ours.
— Jane Wales

Congresswoman Edwards Invites District to Fast with Her

May 20, 2009 By: Katie-Jay Category: Congress Fast

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) today joined with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, actress Mia Farrow, and social activist Marcia Dyson, to launch a fast to protest the ongoing violence in Darfur. Rep. Edwards committed to fast each Friday until this Congress adjourns.

“The Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and displaced 2.5 million people from their homes. The people in the Darfur region of Sudan continue to live in abhorrent and unsustainable conditions—facing the threat of rape, violence, and starvation,” said Rep. Edwards. “We must raise awareness of the level of suffering taking place in Darfur so that action will be taken. We ask President Obama and his Administration to use their political capital to lead a truly international effort, using all available carrots and sticks as appropriate and necessary to make progress towards the shared goal of achieving peace for Darfur and all of Sudan. I hope by taking part in this fast with my colleagues from the Congressional Black Caucus and other concerned individuals, we will be successful in bringing some relief to Darfur. I urge residents of Maryland’s 4th Congressional District to join me in fasting each Friday in solidarity with the people of Darfur.”

Michael Ditchfield Joins Darfur Fast for Life

May 20, 2009 By: Admin Category: Michael Ditchfield

Michael Ditchfield will be fasting on “refugee rations” for 7 days.

He was on CBS4 Denver on Sunday May 17 announcing his fast and talking about the current situation in Darfur.

Watch the video – http://cbs4denver.com/video/?id=57171@kcnc.dayport.com

Josh Davis – Day 2 Video

May 20, 2009 By: Admin Category: Josh Davis

Josh Davis – Day 2 – Darfur Fast for Life from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

Congressman Payne’s trip to Darfur

May 19, 2009 By: Admin Category: Congressman Donald M. Payne

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Mia and Darfuris heard by Congress

May 19, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mia Farrow

May 19, 2009

Once again,the Congressional Black Caucus led by Congressman Donald Payne STEPPED UP !!!
Several members of the CBC spoke, some had even traveled to Darfur. Some had been arrested last month -protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy.

The sun was shining and the sky was clear blue. The press conference was held on the steps of the Cannon Terrace Hill-on Independence Avenue- with the Capitol buildings behind us. Congressman Payne-who has long participated in non-violent protests, has been honorably arrested three times. He read out the names of those who will fast in solidarity with the people of Darfur and as a symbol of their commitment to end the suffering and slaughter of innocents. I had the great privilege of standing with the Caucus which included John Lewis, my long-time hero !!

Darfuris, Omer Ismael and Mohammed Yahya spoke wonderfully and movingly about Darfuri’s need for justice. We did not bring them peace, protection or an end to their misery -but we did support justice through the ICC. Both men said they represent Darfuris in the millions who would rather die than forfeit justice.

That my (very personal) decision to fast has led to such a moment in DC is more meaningful than I can say.

Earlier I met with Senator Harry Reid. He promised to bring up Darfur in the Senate. He wanted to know what could be DONE. The vagaries of “more” and “priority” really don’t fly. So I said, ‘ China’ and our need to support the ICC-( this is the time for a change ) He took notes. His chief of staff seemed very on-board!

US Envoy to Sudan, Scott Gration is leaving for Beijing tomorrow. He should bring the message that China has a constructive role to play- not only in getting the aid agencies back into Darfur with unrestricted access to populations, but in the vigorous pursuit of a legitimate and comprehensive peace process; also in reconsidering China’s arms sales to Khartoum. The US gov holds key cards but China has the full deck.

Darfur remains a stain on Beijing’s reputation as a preeminent emerging power. They should use their considerable influence to bring about an end to the anguish that currently defines Darfur– and by extension, them.

Since my first visit to Darfur in 2004, countless people have told me their stories of terror and pain and loss. They hoped I would return to my country and tell ‘the world’ what they have endured and what they are facing still. And they always express the hope that if the world only knew what is happening in Darfur, surely someday, someone will care enough to save them.

Over and over again I have promised them I would do my utmost to tell ‘the world’ what is happening in Darfur. And I have tried. Every day I try- but their suffering continues. Rations of hope are now more meager in Darfur than rations of food.

But today, on the steps of one of our nations greatest buildings, in the company of some of our most powerful and respected leaders, Darfuri voices were heard.

I am at the airport heading home. I will sleep soundly tonight. Tomorrow we must try harder.

— Mia Farrow

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John Prendergast Joins Darfur Fast for Life

May 19, 2009 By: Admin Category: John Prendergast

John Prendergast Joins Darfur Fast for Life from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

Day 1

May 19, 2009 By: Admin Category: Josh Davis

Hi, my name is Josh Davis and I was blessed to compete in 2 Olympic Games where I won 5 medals and was elected captain for the USA team. In addition to winning medals, my favorite moments were meeting a few of the thousands of athletes from around two hundred countries. It was amazing seeing people from completely different backgrounds, regions and religions coming together for a common goal. Our common goal is what brought out the best in all of us! We were there to win!

The reason I have chosen to fast is to join Mia Farrow and others around the world who are ready to win a battle for humanity and the Darfuri people! I am grateful for those who have waged this war by taking action by calling their leaders, traveling to Darfur, and reaching out and asking more to join this effort.

I am not so arrogant to think that I was able to win Olympic medals and reach my potential athletically, academically even spiritually on my own. I had a community who came together to create opportunities for me to succeed. They rallied around me and came to my aid. We, too, can do this for the Darfuris.

I have never attempted to weaken my body to accomplish a goal for international awareness. Most of my life has been spent strengthening my body to gain international recognition . This small act of fasting has humbled me.

Honestly, my initial thought this evening was when will this be over! As I clicked on the video of Adam, the father of six in the refugee camp in Chad, I couldn’t help but think that he, too, might be asking when will this be over?

As he looked at me through the computer screen, I wish I could say in two days! However, you and I both know that when I end my fast in two days Adam will still be asking, “When will this be over!”

We must find him an answer! We must stay united! When I travel The United States speaking to young people, I often share this quote:

A human can go 40 days without food…four days without water…four minutes without air…but you cannot last four seconds without hope!

I can make it another two days without food but how much longer will the Darfuris make it if they loose hope? Let’s give them that hope!

Call your leaders!
1-800-GENOCIDE (1-800-436-6243)

Alysha – May 18, 2009

May 18, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

I read the following comment at a time when I needed some inspiration. I was feeling………..hungry, tired, helpless. John was able to really make me feel his emotions. He was able to put into words how I felt, the reasons for my fast and every ounce of compassion/connection that I have. This has been a truly personal journey, but one that I am not alone in. I have the immense pleasure of walking this road with amazing individuals, both that I have met and those that I can only read and feel. Thank you John, your words affected me, made me stronger, brought me back into focus. Thank you to all my fellow fasters who are standing up, lending their voices and energy, shouting for those who are in such need. I have learned so much about strength from each one of you, and take away a feeling of companionship and know that I am not alone in thoughts and actions. At times when we feel discouraged and lost it is a wonderful asset to have all of you here to remind me that my voice is part of yours and will make change.

Completed my commitment of one day on water and four on camp rations. I broke fast tonight with a pear, the best I ever tasted.

I was hungry.
I was hungry. No, still understand nothing of true hunger. A refrigerator full of food has been around the corner all week. My brother hungers.
I slept. In a bed. In a secure home. No worries of soldiers with guns or gunships with bombs. My sister sleeps not.
I dreamt. Free from nightmares of violence, images of war. My brother dreams of a home, a village in ashes, a brother lost.
I had the luxury to work. My sister earns no wage and has no choice of work.
I talked with blood relatives by phone. I know exactly where they are. My brother knows the lingering silence following separation by violent death and forced dispersion. He longs to know where his aunts and uncles and cousins are, if they live, if they are safe.
None of my daughters went hungry today. None made the choice of whether to risk rape to gather firewood. My sister makes impossible choices.
Yet sure and certain hope endures. The laughter of a child is one language. Love is indistinguishable.
Never again. Never now.

— John

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May 17, 2009 By: Admin Category: Uncategorized

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Sunday, May 17, day 31

May 17, 2009 By: Admin Category: Pam Omidyar

Today, Shannon and I have been on refugee rations for a month. My heart goes out to Shannon today – I just read her blog – Shannon is one of the most articulate and passionate people in this world, working tirelessly to alleviate suffering and restore dignity to people’s lives. All of us ask, “Can we do more?” but we cannot place blame on ourselves – the blame goes to those committing the crimes. All we can do is try different approaches when our rational cries for accountability and peace are ignored. This fast may be a stunt, but it is making news – no longer can we passively collect email signatures or post news on Facebook – we must do more. Shannon is an upstander who truly does more.

There was good news out of the Hague today: Abu Garda, the head of the United Resistance Front faction in Darfur, is heading to the Hague in response to a summons to appear, issued by the ICC. He is going voluntarily. I point now to both the Reuters article as well as a video showing the rebel leaders willingness to support international justice, even if it means they go in front of the ICC: http://sudanwatch.blogspot.com/2009/03/darfur-rebels-vow-full-icc-cooperation.html

I have been thinking a lot about Peter Gabriel’s video as I noted on my last blog. Many many people are deeply disappointed by the cancellation of the Mandate Darfur conference. It was a chance for the civil society community in Darfur to truly be a part of their own future and what should be their peace process.

The world is at a few tipping points that we need to stand behind fully: one is the call for a global justice system, that despite it’s growing pains, is working towards a truly fair system that is also a huge deterrent for committing mass atrocities. The second growing movement is one that civil society and the will of the people are more valued and protected than the notion of sovereignty. We have (as Peter Gabriel says), the UN to represent the governments of the world. What is emerging, what is crying out to emerge, is an ecosystem to represent the peoples of the world – how can we all work to nurture this ecosystem and not simply support it but fiercely defend and actively build it?

Day 31

May 17, 2009 By: Admin Category: Shannon Sedgwick Davis

I have lost approximately 10% of my body weight in 31 days, my hair is still falling out and I still have that annoying sour taste in my mouth. My friends all look at me and say, “you look so tired.” I live in the nicest of conditions with the cleanest of water and the most available of food. I am tired. A 3 year old and 4 month old take a good amount of my energy on most days.

I wonder about the mothers of Darfur. Compassion means to “suffer with.” That was my desire when I began this fast. To suffer with the moms there in the camps. Who was I kidding? Impossible. I barely scratch the surface.

There is something incredibly dangerous about knowledge. In this case it is the same as notice. I’ve been there, seen the faces of those moms and their children. I have listened with my own ears to their cries for peace and security. I have held their hands and cried with them. I am on notice. It is happening. Every bit of it. As far away and foreign as we all want it to be, it is not. It takes less than a day to be there in their midst. As incredible technology affords my 3 year old a little touch screen gadget that fits in his pocket that will play any number of videos or games on his command in half a second, there they wait. Waiting there in the most prehistoric and tragic of conditions which fight their everyday efforts to stay alive and keep their families alive.

Knowledge = Notice.

Am I an accomplice?

We fast in solidarity with the people of Darfur

May 16, 2009 By: Shannon Category: Shannon Sedgwick Davis


Shannon’s Statement

David Hodges Joins Darfur Fast for Life

May 16, 2009 By: Admin Category: David Hodges

I have been so blessed to live in a place and time in history that I am not in constant fear of starvation, malnutrition, violence against myself and my family, and displacement from my home and community. May I not take these things for granted. And may we not, as a community of people given a voice, stand idly by as the basic human rights of the Sudanese people are being stripped away. In a time where the world is so politically, economically, and socially connected, may we be good stewards of our privilege and influence that the mass atrocities in Darfur be put to an end. While mine is just one voice, I join the voices of many; may our voices be heard.

david hodges

David Hodges Joins Darfur Fast for Life from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

Josh Davis takes the fast baton

May 16, 2009 By: Admin Category: Josh Davis

Josh Davis – Darfur Fast for Life from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

Join Darfur Fast for Life

May 16, 2009 By: Admin Category: Uncategorized

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We fast in solidarity with the people of Darfur

May 16, 2009 By: Pam Category: Pam Omidyar


Pam’s statement

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.

Saturday, May 16 2009

May 16, 2009 By: Admin Category: John Prendergast

I’m joining this fast today in solidarity with the people of Darfur, who for six long years have borne the brunt of violence and suffering orchestrated by their own government. As if the brute violence wasn’t enough, Khartoum now is inflicting further trauma on civilians by expelling the aid agencies that were providing life-saving food, water, and medical supplies. President Bashir’s retaliatory move, which came in reaction to the International Criminal Court’s warrant for his arrest, is further evidence that the government of Sudan thinks it can treat its own citizens as pawns. This is unacceptable.

As we fast to draw attention to this latest devastating situation in Darfur, we must also look for ways to press our leaders to develop a strategic vision for U.S. policy aimed at ENDING the cycle of war and famine in Darfur, rather than simply managing the genocidal consequences. What’s needed is for the U.S. to commit to leading the international effort to build a credible peace process in Darfur and to rebuild a viable mechanism to oversee the implementation of the North-South deal.

There will always be immediate crises to address. As activists, we must, of course, press our government do everything it can to address these crises of the day. But we must also keep our eyes on the longer-term prize: a peaceful, democratic Sudan. That should be President Obama’s top priority, and his envoy to Sudan, General Scott Gration, should organize U.S. efforts and work multilaterally to achieve this objective.

Friday, May 15, Day 29

May 16, 2009 By: Admin Category: Pam Omidyar

Deeply moved by Peter Gabriel’s videos about his fasting. I especially loved the “Ecosystem for Change” video – he is right, we have the tools to create a movement to end suffering on a global scale. Let’s build the momentum of this campaign – to connect those in need with those who have the power to change the situation.

Gabriel, KTJ and the i-Act team go to Chad and speak with the refugees often – please view their videos and see directly what the people of Darfur are saying about their situation and about peace and justice: http://www.stopgenocidenow.org/

I am going on a month of eating meals similar to what the displaced people of Sudan have been eating for over five years – and while I know my mind is cloudy, my metabolism has crashed, and I have lost about 14 pounds, I really do not know what they are going through; for I have a clean and comfortable bed and I can go to sleep every night knowing my husband and children are safe. For the more than 2.7 million displaced Darfuris, they have lost their homes, their livelihoods, and many have lost their families as well.

We fast with the people of Darfur – we will continue to do so to call attention to this vast emergency until the world’s leaders decide to take meaningful action to alleviate suffering and bring real forms of peace and justice to Sudan. I also want it for the tens of millions of other people who have been forced to flee for their lives – to learn more about refugees around the world, please visit UNCHR’s website: http://www.unhcr.org/

We need the movement to get the political will – Let’s build the movement now. We will wait no longer for others to do it, we must do it ourselves.

End of 1st day of fast thoughts

May 15, 2009 By: Admin Category: Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel – End of his 1st day of fasting for Darfur from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

An Ecosystem of Change

May 15, 2009 By: Admin Category: Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel – An Ecosystem of Change – Darfur Fast for Life from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

Peter Gabriel Joins the fast

May 15, 2009 By: Admin Category: Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel – Darfur Fast for Life from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

May 17 – Darfur Awareness and Solidarity House Gathering

May 15, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

Download the PDF flyer with more information and directions

Sunday, May 17th at 5:30pm
RSVP Appreciated – oregon@fastdarfur.org
Children Welcome
Susan, Najam and Zamir’s House

Lincoln High School STAND

May 15, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

Lincoln High School STAND
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Today, between 10 and 15 of our club members fasted for 24 hours. We wore armbands to school and told everyone about the reason for our fast as a way to raise awareness of the hungry refugees.

Old Front Page Post

May 14, 2009 By: Admin Category: Front Page Updates

Activist-actress Mia Farrow will begin an extended hunger strike in solidarity with the people of Darfur on April 27, 2009. She intends to continue this water-only fast for 21 days. Darfur Fast for Life was created so that you and many more around the world can participate in saying no to the status quo on Darfur. Mia will be blogging here and at MiaFarrow.org. Others will join by participating in water-only and/or “refugee rations” fasts to bring attention to the immediate humanitarian crisis in Darfur created by the expulsion of aid organizations by the government of Sudan. Darfur Fast for Life demands from our leaders around the world to be ambitious and work on creating lasting peace in Sudan and guaranteeing the respect for the human rights of all.


Mia Farrow’s Hunger strike for Darfur


Darfur Fast for Life

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.


Adef’s food rations

May 14, 2009 By: Admin Category: Front Page

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.

Statement from Congressman Donald M. Payne

May 14, 2009 By: Admin Category: Congressman Donald M. Payne

On Monday, I joined the Darfur Fast for Life because I wanted to stand in solidarity with the people of Darfur and to express my outrage at the ongoing crisis in the Sudan. In addition to my personal fasting, I am launching a Darfur Fast for Life Campaign on Capitol Hill to urge my colleagues to join me in voicing opposition to the mass atrocities al-Bashir and his regime have orchestrated against the Darfuri people. It is my hope that our fasting will compel decision makers to act more decisively to put an end to the suffering of millions of innocent men, women and children in Darfur. We must do all we can until the violence, suffering, and displacement have ended.

Wednesday – May 13, 2009

May 14, 2009 By: Admin Category: Pam Omidyar

Wednesday evening:

Feeling exhausted. Today was easily the worst day yet, although our Humanity United board meeting discussions went well in the morning.

Even failed my daily soduku brain challenge (the scientist-geek-in-me way to test brain function on this fast). I hit a peak maybe a week into the fast, whipping through “hard” sodukus in record time. Tonight, I could barely do 20 percent of a medium one without giving up due to mistakes. Tried twice. I am checking in with my doctor tomorow. And in that sense, I am lucky. Seeing a doctor doesn’t require me to walk miles or wait for days like most displaced people must do.

I have been tremendously heartened by Congressman Donald Payne’s commitment to Sudan and his fasting with all of us. I’m grateful to the other fasters, as well, and my thoughts are with Peter Gabriel as he begins tomorrow.

Tomorrow will be day 27 for Shannon and me. We started earlier than others because of our impatience for change. We are still impatient. But there are millions of Darfuris who have been waiting for over 5 years for change. When will the world care enough about their health and safety to help them have it?

May 14, 2009 By: Admin Category: Uncategorized

Legendary recording artist and champion for human rights, Peter Gabriel is taking the fast baton from Congressman Payne and Jon Foreman. For three days, Gabriel will be on water-only fast, starting Thursday, May 14.


Gabriel says: “The people of Darfur have suffered horribly in the last six years and despite many campaigns, protests and the judgment of the International Criminal Court, there has been insufficient international response to stop the suffering. For that reason, I really hope that the Darfur Fast for Life campaign puts the plight of the Darfuris back on the world’s priority list. I also believe it is enormously important that there is sufficient international backing for the ICC to bring President Bashir to trial”.

Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will join Peter Gabriel May 14 for one day on water-only.

Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen stated: “I join the Darfur Fast for Life today in solidarity with the victims of genocide in Darfur. I have been to the camps for displaced Darfuris and witnessed first hand the suffering of the men, women and children whose lives have been shattered by this conflict. I know that conditions have only worsened following Sudanese regime’s callous decision to expel a number of the humanitarian organizations on which the displaced have come to rely for survival. I can only hope that this small gesture helps to raise awareness that even though Darfur may not be in the daily headlines, the genocide continues.”

May 14, 2009 By: Admin Category: Front Page Updates

Thursday: Over 400 people have joined the fast and today 105 people from 10 countries around the world are fasting in solidarity with the people of Darfur

UPDATES

darfur fast blog #5 day three, impossible to ignore

May 14, 2009 By: Admin Category: Jon Foreman

so it’s 11:56 on wednesday night… day three of the fast. I’m planning on breaking my fast at midnight.

I’ve just received word that the sudanese forces carried out a bombing raid on North Darfur today. And then this: In an IDP camp in west Darfur they ran out of water completely. I feel tremendously sad. Frustrated by the injustices and and feeling ridiculously small in the face of it all.

Tonight I pass the baton to a hero of mine, peter gabriel who be fasting for the next three days. It’s a sobering thought, the luxury of being able to go back to food and while millions cannot.

I might be an idealist. I might not have a political mind. But I do know that something is off.

And I take a look at a nation of excess, (including my own) and I wonder why we as a nation aren’t involved in what many are calling the paramount international human-rights crisis — the Darfur genocide. Speaking of Darfur during his campaign, Obama said: “As president of the United States, I don’t intend to abandon people.” Yet he is. About genocide, he said, “We can’t say ‘never again’ and allow it to happen again.” But it is happening again.

With the U.S. budget deficit on track to rise to a record setting 1.84 trillion dollars in the current fiscal year, we remain uncommitted to Darfur. As a nation we are literally living on borrowed money, borrowing from the future to pay for the present. And yet, the staggering loss of human life in Darfur is not on our national priority list. With our budget we are declaring what is most important to our nation. In our excess we are abandoning Darfur.

Mother Theresa said this: “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” I am so convicted by her words.

I want to be a part of the solution. I want to laugh with those who laugh, weep with those who weep, and suffer with those who suffer. I have lost much of my childlike faith in the government, but I have a hope for justice still. Maybe God alone can bring about final justice, but in this life I feel we are called to pursue it with our flesh and blood. If Christ was best known for his death, “laying down his life for his friends” then shouldn’t his followers do likewise? serving and loving those in need? These are not things I can do on my own. I need your help. we all need a community to thrive in, to challenge us… to threaten us with abundant living.

This is our world. It’s what you and me and the millions of other souls on our planet make it. This is your darfur, my darfur… Our chance to act or pretend that we don’t care. Whatever your personal religious convictions may be, the tragedy in Darfur is impossible to ignore.

Day 27

May 13, 2009 By: Admin Category: Shannon Sedgwick Davis

A great friend made a comment today about joy. This is something that I have been missing quite a bit in my life lately. Amidst a terrible despair about the state of the globe and the lack of my normal intake of calories I really have been angry and saddened. I must find a way to experience and exude joy in my life even though I am saddened by so much. Archbishop Tutu does this in an indescribable way. You can see this in the essence of his very being through a contagious laughter that I have seen in the most formal of meetings and also in the Darfur refugee camps. He possesses a sincere capacity for joy that I envy. I think perhaps I am angry to a certain extent with God. Confused and pondering why so much suffering is allowed to continue.

Today is Day 27 of my fast, there is grim news from Sudan. Reports of bombing by the Government of Sudan in Northern Darfur. Additionally, there is recent news from the ground that the refugee camp HasaHisa has completely run out of water. There is also grim news from Burma as a dear sister of peace is now being threatened with a return to a certain horrific captivity. It reminds me of her strength and enduring courage Aung San Suu Kyi has spent a lifetime separated from loved ones and from the life and authority that was rightfully hers all taken from her by evil persons.

We owe it to Aung San Suu Kyi to fight for peace, we owe it to sweet Arch Tutu, we owe it to ourselves because we are accountable for what happens on our watch.

Richard Branson – Day 3 Video

May 13, 2009 By: Admin Category: Uncategorized

Richard Branson – Day 3 – Darfur Fast for Life from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

Richard Branson – Day 2 Video

May 13, 2009 By: Admin Category: Uncategorized

Richard Branson – Day 2 – Darfur Fast for Life from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

Richard Branson – Day 1 Video

May 13, 2009 By: Admin Category: Uncategorized

Richard Branson – Day 1 – Darfur Fast for Life from fastdarfur on Vimeo.

Portland, OR activist, Najam Haq on Ketone Analysis

May 13, 2009 By: cory Category: Uncategorized

Ketone Analysis for Informed Fasting from Njmalhq on Vimeo.

Ketone Analysis for Informed Fasting

May 13, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

Ketone Analysis for Informed Fasting from Njmalhq on Vimeo.

Metabolic Phases During Fasting

May 13, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

Metabolic Phases During Fasting from Njmalhq on Vimeo.

Congressman Donald M. Payne taking the Darfur Fast for Life baton along with recording artist Jon Foreman

May 13, 2009 By: Admin Category: Front Page Updates

Congressman Donald M. Payne taking the Darfur Fast for Life baton along with recording artist Jon Foreman

May 11, 2009

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health and an outspoken leader in working towards ending the suffering in Darfur and bringing lasting peace to Sudan, is joining Darfur Fast for Life. Hearing of Mia Farrow’s hunger strike and Sir Richard Branson taking the fast baton, Congressman Payne committed to fasting water-only for three days, staring Monday, May 11.

Congressman Payne will be joined in fasting by recording artist Jon Foreman. Foreman is the front-man for multi-platinum selling rock band Switchfoot and has been actively involved in advocacy and activism in many areas. He cares deeply about ending the suffering in Darfur. Over the years Jon Foreman and Switchfoot have used their voice to support many worthy causes: International Justice Mission, Habitat for Humanity, The Surfrider Foundation, Invisible Children, TWLOHA and numerous local charities.

Richard Branson — Darfur Fast for Life

Video Interview w/ Jon Foreman on Conversant Life

May 13, 2009 By: Admin Category: Jon Foreman

http://www.conversantlife.com/darfur

Wednesday, May 13th @ 10:30 AM -11:00 AM PST (1:30 PM – 2:00 PM). LIVE Video interview with Jon Foreman of Switchfoot about his Fast for Darfur. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Archive of the Live Video interview

Jon Foreman Fast for Darfur Interview from CJ Casciotta on Vimeo.

darfur fast blog #4, day three: four morning thoughts

May 13, 2009 By: Admin Category: Jon Foreman

I woke up early. It’s day number three of the fast and I am definitely feeling it… I crawl out of bed and have four immediate thoughts:

My first thought: I have access to clean water and a roof to sleep under. I have a bed. I have my guitar. In this fast I was hoping to join in solidarity with those who are fasting without an option; and yet the hunger I have right now is nothing compared to the despair of Darfur. Robbed of dignity, robbed of their homes, these refugees are on the run from brutal violence and rape, seeking out any form of hope. The smallest bit of hunger that I feel this morning cannot even be compared to the hunger that Darfur woke up with today: a hunger for dignity, a hunger for freedom, a hunger for so much more than simply food.

My second though was this: I need so much grace. I need so much patience. I need so many second chances. Even in this fast, I’m sure my motives are impure most the time. I might be drinking only water but it’s my mind and my heart that are corrupted and impure. I would like to think that I have it all together but I don’t- from the little things: I screw up the time and end up running late way too often- to the big things: I get overwhelmed at suffering and sorrow in the world and sometimes would rather turn the other way. And in my hopes to get things right I can be extremely judgmental of everyone everything around me. Dang it. I’m sorry all. God is so patient with me. My friends and family are so patient with me. I need to learn how to pass this grace along.

My third thought was along these lines: we are meant to live and love in community- to grow old together having shared laughter and pain and joy- to love each other through the painful spots. But we’re so bent and hurt that we drive each other away. We’ve been so broken and shattered (Speaking out of experience here!), that we are driven to break and shatter the ones around us. Call it our fallen nature, or look to Freud and call it our death urge… might as well call it the front page of the newspaper. The fact is: we are driven to pieces, destroying ourselves and those around us in the search for meaning. No life is meant to be lived alone. We know this and yet on a planet with millions of people we drive lonely cars and work lonely jobs. We start lonely wars and buy lonely houses.

My fourth thought: Everything on this capital planet is worth what we will pay for it. The “worth” of gold rises and falls according to public opinion. The housing market, meats and vegetables, vintage guitars, oil… The trouble is that people fall into this category as well. The value of human life and dignity… What’s it worth? Is it worth my time? Is it worth risking national security? Is it worth more than oil? Is it worth getting out of my comfort zone to help someone out? What we ascribe worth to is what we “worth-ship” – and what we worship is most evident with our time and money. Stock up treasures in heaven where moths and rust cannot destroy.

What’s the meaning of life? What’s worth living for? We live out those answers everyday in our choices. It’s a tremendous amount of power, (accompanied with fear and trembling). The staggering realization is this: you’ve been loaned the power to determine what’s “worth it” in your lifetime. Every hour of life affords a tremendous amount of spending power; choose wisely with your time, it’s one of your most valuable resources.

May 13, 2009

May 13, 2009 By: Admin Category: Front Page Updates

Wednesday: Over 400 people have joined the fast and today 144 people from 13 countries around the world are fasting in solidarity with the people of Darfur

UPDATES

Camp Darfur – Monday May 18th – Park Blocks

May 12, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

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We Fast in Solidarity

May 12, 2009 By: Admin Category: Jon Foreman

Jon Foreman – Switchfoot – Darfur Fast for Life

blog 3: day two, letters to the editor

May 12, 2009 By: Admin Category: Jon Foreman

I got this letter today:

This is kinda weird. I’m all for publicity — especially when artists are speaking up for the downtrodden in Africa — but when somebody’s fasting, it just doesn’t seem right to publicize — at least not during the fast. From Matthew 6:16

“And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get. 17 But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. 18 Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you”

Please take this in the right spirit. You know I’m a big Switchfoot and Foreman fan, and not just because of their music. I’m passionate about a lot of the same things Jon is passionate about, and I have the utmost respect for him. But this seems like, well, not your typical publicity fodder.

Feel free to tell me to take hike! 😉

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here’s my response:

Hola friend,

thanks for your thoughtful email. I think understand your feelings about the publicity element of this fast. I have thought this through and would like to offer a few thoughts of my own.

First off, if the term “fast” throws you off, try a different term- maybe hunger protest. Or maybe this one: hunger strike.

The all-informative Wikipedia says this:

A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance or pressure in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt in others, usually with the objective to achieve a specific goal, such as a policy change. A hunger strike cannot be effective if the fact that it is being undertaken is not publicized so as to be known by the people who are to be impressed, concerned or embarrassed by it.

Or maybe try this term instead: 30 hour famine.

The 24-hour famine, the 30-hour famine, and the 40-hour famine are all very public attempts (most often within the church), to raise awareness and join in with those who are starving. Literally starving. The Global Food Crisis is in year two… And none of my friends really knows about it; to do nothing at all feels wrong. These are well accepted forms of “fasting” within the church.

If none of those terms work, I understand. Don’t talk at all about my hunger strike if you don’t feel comfortable with it. But instead I ask that you would write a whole article about Darfur. Save every dot of ink and every scrap of page for the ones I’m trying to draw attention to. Fast with me (in public or private). Join in with those who need your help. This would be my ultimate goal…

I thought about matthew 6 before I began this fast and feel comfortable with my decision to make this fast public. Fasting is one of the only ways I could think of to enter into the suffering of darfur. Like I’ve said earlier- I honestly don’t have a better idea! If you or anyone else has any better ideas as to how to end the cycle of violence and despair I’m all ears. Or let me know how to support what your doing over there and I will try my best to lend my songs to the cause.

To bring it back to the specifics of this fast, Darfur remains the United Nations’ largest relief operation. More than 2.7 million civilians have been driven from their homes, and about 4.7 million rely on humanitarian aid to this day.

and that is why I cannot eat…

jon

Global Balance of Power

May 12, 2009 By: Admin Category: Gretchen Steidle Wallace

I wonder what would happen if the UN, our administration, or the Government of Sudan were told they could not eat until they arrived at a solution for peace in Darfur. How long would it take them to act? Essentially this is what the Darfuris are doing by default. Starving until a solution is reached, without the power to design and implement that solution.

Peter Gabriel takes the fast baton from Congressman Payne

May 12, 2009 By: Admin Category: Peter Gabriel

Washington, D.C.— Legendary Genesis front man and solo artist Peter Gabriel announced today that he will
take over in the fasting chain from U.S. Representative Donald Payne and Switchfoot front man Jon Foreman
as part of the Darfur Fast for Life. From Wednesday, May 13 to Friday May 15, Gabriel will follow a string of
fasters around the globe to take a stand of solidarity with the people of Darfur, including Actress-Activist Mia
Farrow and Virgin CEO and Founder Sir Richard Branson. He will be on a water-only fast for those three
days.

Said Gabriel, “The people of Darfur have suffered horribly in the last six years and despite many campaigns,
protests and the judgment of the International Criminal Court, there has been insufficient international
response to stop the suffering. For that reason, I really hope that the Darfur Fast for Life campaign puts the
plight of the Darfuris back on the world’s priority list. I also believe it is enormously important that there is
sufficient international backing for the ICC to bring President Bashir to trial”

Gabriel began his solo career in 1975 after leaving the legendary rock band Genesis. Since then, he has
released eleven solo albums and written soundtracks for three films. In 1980 he founded WOMAD, World of
Music Arts and Dance, a music festival that introduced world music to 22 different countries and islands. In
1989, Gabriel conceived and co-founded Witness.org, and went on to co-found the Elders.org along with
Richard Branson, and launched by Nelson Mandela in July 2007. Gabriel has received several accolades
including, the Man of Peace award, presented by the Nobel Peace Laureates in 2007, the ‘Chevalier dans
l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ and the ‘Quadriga Award. He has also received various lifetime achievement
awards as well as BT’s digital Music Pioneer Award and Grammy awards for his music and video work.

Gabriel joins fasters from over 25 countries including Albania, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chad, France,
Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Puerto Rico,
Romania, Senegal, Spain, Sudan, Thailand, UK and USA. Gabriel and others will continue to provide video
and blog posts throughout the Darfur Fast for Life at www.fastdarfur.org.

The Darfur Fast for Life | We are leaders, activists and citizens around the world who 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.

May 12, 2009

May 12, 2009 By: Admin Category: Front Page Updates

Tuesday: Over 400 people have joined the fast and today 133 people from 15 countries around the world are fasting in solidarity with the people of Darfur

UPDATES

People Fasting in Solidarity

May 12, 2009 By: Admin Category: Calendar

Over 500 people from 34 countries are fasting together:
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

The calendar is broken down by week, please select a week below to view:

–> This week: July 6 – 12 <–

Week 1: April 27 – May 3, 2009
Week 2: May 4 – 10, 2009
Week 3: May 11 – 17, 2009
Week 4: May 18 – 24, 2009
Week 5: May 25 – 31, 2009
Week 6: June 1 – 7, 2009
Week 7: June 8 – 14, 2009
Week 8: June 15 – 21, 2009
Week 9: June 22 – 28, 2009
Week 10: June 29 – July 5, 2009
Week 11: July 6 – 12, 2009
Week 12: July 13 – 19, 2009
Week 13: July 20 – 26, 2009
Week 14: July 27 – August 2, 2009
Week 15: August 3 – 9, 2009
Week 16: August 10 – 16, 2009
Week 17: August 17 – 23, 2009
Week 18: August 24 – 30, 2009

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and type of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations). If you left a comment on this site please also email join@fastdarfur.org, as we might overlook your comment. Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

There’s something broken with the system

May 11, 2009 By: Admin Category: Jon Foreman

As a musician, I have a natural aversion to politicians. In fact, I believe in democracy simply because I distrust all politicians equally.

And yet, I have a tremendous amount of faith and belief in humanity. When it comes to folks outside of the power schemes I might even trust people too much. I am ruthlessly idealistic, hopelessly optimistic. I believe the best in people. That’s why I have to do something, because I feel that if people knew the truth, they would feel the same as I do. They would feel that something has to be done. They would care and things would change.

President Barack Obama last week requested a $1.5 billion emergency appropriation to deal with a flu outbreak that has killed 3 people in the US. I believe this action was in response to a nation experiencing “what could potentially be the biggest national emergency since Y2K” (genius comparison courtesy of glenn phillips.)

An estimated 300,000 folks have already died in Darfur and we do nothing… $0.00. And three people die of the flu and we spend $1.5 billion to figure things out. $1,500,000,000.00

I understand the need for precautionary measures but this feels like reactionary spending when I am reminded of the 2,500,000 people whose lives hang in the balance in displacement camps? What can be done for them? don’t tell me nothing.

Obama: “We can’t ignore the genocide in Darfur… We have to do everything in our power to make it stop. We have to act. Now.”

Nothing? Years and years go by… and still… nothing…

Our national inaction sends the simple message that a whole crowd of Sudanese souls are not worth as much as an American with the flu. “Surely this is not true!” we protest. And yet our actions speak louder than our words.

There’s something broken with the system.

We the people of the united states of america… We are the system. We are the media. We are the government. We are the twittering public. We the people of the united states of america… we own this place. We decide who is president. We pick the next american idol. Obama our leader, is in many ways a follower of his people. In a state where the vote of the populous determines the next face of the government, a politician must listen to his/her constituents to remain in power. I believe nothing was done for Darfur because Obama doesn’t think the public cares about Darfur.

Perhaps we can blame the media- perhaps the public doesn’t care because they are uninformed, or at least under-informed? Yes, but in many ways “the news” is simply a vendor trying to sell a product, we tell them (with our viewing, purchasing power) what product sells. Britney, Brangelina, or Bosnia. we choose the news.

And now for the staggering fact: you and I are the problem and the solution.

Week Three Fast

May 11, 2009 By: Admin Category: Gretchen Steidle Wallace

I’m entering week three of my fast, second week on refugee rations. Well maybe it’s really that I’m starting a third week-long fast. I broke from my refugee rations this weekend to gather with family and friends. I had an overwhelming appetite for fruits, vegetables, tofu, hummus and all the things I usually eat and had not allowed myself for so long. I feel very mixed now. A bit of shame for not continuing on without a break, thoughts of gratitude for the availability of nutrition that has brought back my strength, and an acute awareness of the excess all around us. Going back to meal after meal of cracked wheat and split yellow peas, I think of things like how to arrange for a refugee distribution of curry powder, hot sauce, peanut butter and sesame oil. And, of course, vitamins.

firewoodWhen I first went to the camps, I naively expected to find long cafeteria lines like a soup kitchen. I did not know that refugees received a monthly ration of food that they had to cook over a wood fire. Then I learned about the horrific risk of rape that women face as they leave the camps to collect the firewood they need to cook each day. I could not understand why the UN did not more proactively address the issue of cooking fuel. In some places we were told that women were walking up to 8 miles each way before they would find a stubby tree to take branches from for their fire. Early in the conflict, Médecins Sans Frontières estimated that 82% of rapes occurred during such daily chores. Periodically I hear about UN deliveries of firewood, but I do not know if they are regular or even still ongoing. I witnessed one of these monthly distributions in a camp in Eastern Chad. The women told me their small pile of wood could last 5-6 days – two weeks if they were really resourceful. The pile was about the size I could go through in a few hours on a camping trip.

There is an amazing program called the Solar Cooker Project sponsored by Jewish World Watch, which teaches women how to cook their food using the heat of the sun, reflected off a three-part piece of cardboard covered with a silver coating. And there is a wonderful group started by a high-school student called Teens 4 Peace, which have been manufacturing a small device that helps women know if their water has gotten hot enough using the solar cooker to purify the water. And yet, the women also told us they prefer the smoky taste to their food that they get from a wood fire. I can almost understand, but I’ve only been eating these same rations each meal for about two weeks now – not five or six years.

Even more staggering, we were told that there was enough of a market for firewood that women were still going off into the desert to collect it even if they had a solar cooker. I wonder what they buy with that money. The women I spoke with in the camps always asked for milk for their children. But to risk rape or murder by Janjaweed to collect a few pieces of firewood to sell…the need for their children must be so very great. just cannot fathom this. What will they cook on when the rains come and there is no solar option?

Congressman Donald M. Payne joins Darfur Fast for Life

May 11, 2009 By: Admin Category: Congressman Donald M. Payne

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health and an outspoken leader in working towards ending the suffering in Darfur and bringing lasting peace to Sudan, is joining Darfur Fast for Life. Hearing of Mia Farrow’s hunger strike and Sir Richard Branson taking the fast baton, Congressman Payne committed to fasting water-only for three days, staring Monday, May 11.

A Growing Community – for Leila

May 11, 2009 By: Gabriel Category: Gabriel Stauring

It’s been inspiring to see so many people join Darfur Fast for Life. I’ve been reading the comments on this website and reading e-mails from people that are joining. To all the people that are fasting, what is happening in Darfur is not acceptable, and the way the world has responded is also completely unacceptable.

I first visited Darfuri refugee camps on the Chad-Sudan border in 2005. I thought it was going to be my only trip, since there was just no way this could go on for long. I am now getting ready to go on my 8th trip.

In one of those visits, I fell in love with a little girl called Leila. She is beautiful. Walking barefoot on burning-hot sand, she was always smiling and right next to me. I got to carry her for quite a while, as other children led us across the camp to see the market. I have Leila’s picture on my phone, always on the screen when it lights up.img_0051

noemi

This past Saturday, I was with my daughter at a religious celebration, her first communion. I am not exactly religious, but I felt such joy to be with my beautiful girl and see her growing so strong and witty and smart. We laugh so much. I can’t wait to see her life unfold.

As the ceremony was about to begin, I reached for my phone to turn off the sound, and little Leila, with her orange hair–a clear sign of malnutrition, looked at me smiling. I got really sad, thinking about her and her parents, wondering how much joy and how much hope they experience. The future of Leila is so much less certain than the future of my Noemi.

Day 24 — Mother’s Day

May 10, 2009 By: Admin Category: Shannon Sedgwick Davis

My prayer for today is that all mothers will join together in standing up for the mothers of Darfur. That as moms we will no longer tolerate children dying at the hand of evil. I feel so blessed to be a mom and at the same time empowered. Being a mother is an incredibly empowering thing. My heart is not my own but rather it resides in the bodies of my little 3 year old and 4 month old….. so much so that I can’t imagine the intense pain I would feel if I was unable to protect and provide for my children. I would be crying out for help, help from anywhere, help from everywhere. My hope would rest in knowing there are mothers all across the globe who would understand the desperation I felt and would show up in support. I pray that as mothers we show up and show up now.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

May 10, 2009 By: Admin Category: Pam Omidyar

Today my thoughts and prayers go to all the mothers in Sudan and elsewhere in the world – prayers to end suffering and to ensure all of their children have the opportunity to know love, compassion, joy, and equanimity.

May 10th – Under the same sun

May 10, 2009 By: Admin Category: Jon Foreman

Sunday, May 10th
Mothers day

I arrived home in San Diego early this morning, back from a run of shows up the coast with Switchfoot. The sun is setting over the pacific and my hair is still wet from an evening surf. In the distance I can hear the whistle of the Amtrak from LA heading south. I’m grateful to be home, grateful to have a place to live, grateful to have been given another breath alive on this planet.

But today my thoughts are divided, split between two worlds. As the sun sets over California it begins to rise over Darfur. The same sun. The same planet. Can it be possible that right now, two and a half million people are waking up in camps and refugee camps having been driven from their homes by violent means? Under the same sun, could it be true that almost half a million people have died of starvation, violence, and disease over the past six years in Darfur? Is this true?!

And if this is true, why has the media remained almost completely silent on the issue? Why has our government maintained it’s current stance of inaction?

When presidential hopeful Obama was running for office he stated that “We can’t ignore the genocide in Darfur. The international community can’t turn a blind eye when children are being slaughtered and women are being raped. We have to do everything in our power to make it stop. We have to act. Now.”

Nothing has happened.

And yet the sun is still rising over Darfur. And the sun still rises over me. And the sun still rises over capital hill… the same sun.

Today we celebrate mother’s day with our moms and grandmothers. My thoughts drift overseas to the mother who is just now waking up, wondering whether she’ll be able to give her children anything to eat.

Tomorrow I begin a three day fast for Darfur. Why fast? Because quite frankly, I can’t think of a better idea. I reckon the best way to enter into the suffering of a group of people halfway around the world is to start with the basics. These folks are fasting without alternative, for three days I will fast with them.

Week 11: July 6 – 12, 2009

May 09, 2009 By: Admin Category: Calendar

People Fasting in Solidarity

Week 11: July 6 – 12, 2009

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and form of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations).

Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Date Name Hometown Fast
July 6
Monday
Noreen Sciaky Oak Lawn, IL refugee rations
Michelle D. van Hees Portland, OR refugee rations
water only
water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
July 7
Tuesday
Noreen Sciaky Oak Lawn, IL refugee rations
Molly Racette North Adams, MA water only
Andrew Hall Tucson, AZ water only
Megan Talbot Tucson, AZ water only
Megan Rall Tucson, AZ water only
Gwen Woods Tucson, AZ water only
Tammy Schuster Fife Lake, MI water only
Michelle D. van Hees Portland, OR refugee rations
Date Name Hometown Fast
July 8
Wednesday
Noreen Sciaky Oak Lawn, IL refugee rations
Molly Racette North Adams, MA water only
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Tammy Schuster Fife Lake, MI water only
Michelle D. van Hees Portland, OR refugee rations
Date Name Hometown Fast
July 9
Thursday
Noreen Sciaky Oak Lawn, IL refugee rations
Tammy Schuster Fife Lake, MI water only
Michelle D. van Hees Portland, OR refugee rations
water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
July 10
Friday
Noreen Sciaky Oak Lawn, IL refugee rations
Tim Nonn Petaluma, CA water only
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Anne Curry Phoenix, AZ water only
Michelle D. van Hees Portland, OR refugee rations
Date Name Hometown Fast
July 11
Saturday
Noreen Sciaky Oak Lawn, IL refugee rations
Michelle D. van Hees Portland, OR refugee rations
Tim Nonn Petaluma, CA water only
water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
July 12
Sunday
Noreen Sciaky Oak Lawn, IL refugee rations
Michelle D. van Hees Portland, OR refugee rations
Tim Nonn Petaluma, CA water only
water only

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and form of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations). Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Day 23

May 09, 2009 By: Admin Category: Shannon Sedgwick Davis

I am grouchy today. After yesterday’s nightmare news with Mandate Darfur being cancelled I am really discouraged. Seems we just continue to receive bad news from Darfur and then just continue with our day. I am guilty of this, I am still not doing enough. There needs to be a global uproar…. crying out from every corner of the world… we must fight for peace. If we could see peace in Darfur perhaps then we would see a domino effect of human rights and tolerance taking center stage. This is my prayer. My prayers are desperate at this point. They are focused on a miracle as now it seems that is what we need.

I would encourage any of you in this fight to surround yourselves with friends and others who are like minded with you in this cause. I could never do this without a fantastic community of others who are in the fight. I am grateful for each of them and count myself blessed to have them in my life.

Pray for change.

Day 22

May 09, 2009 By: Admin Category: Shannon Sedgwick Davis

I was actually a bit hungry today which was kind of surprising as I haven’t been hungry in a while. This morning started off with news of Mia needing to stop the fast. I was so encouraged by her heart and passion for this and am so grateful to Richard for taking the baton. There was also some bad news from Sudan. An extremely important conference that was to take place in Ethiopia this weekend has been cancelled due to intimidation by the Government of Sudan. Bashir continues to wield his evil ways and we the global community continue to sit back and watch. Kristof with the Times covered the news well with his blog, here is his take: http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/08/another-hope-dashed-in-darfur/

May 8, 2009, 5:31 pm
Another Hope Dashed in Darfur
By Nicholas Kristof

One of the truly hopeful signs recently for Sudan was “Mandate Darfur,” the effort to get Sudanese civil society from Darfur to talk together in Addis Ababa and try to form common positions as a step toward reaching a negotiated solution. The effort was led by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, started by the Sudanese telecoms tycoon of the same name, and it should have been an effort to put Sudanese in charge of their own destiny. And ultimately the only way the madness in Darfur will end is if Sudanese themselves hammer out their differences (and Darfuris have ancient dispute-settlement methods to do just that) and reach a peace agreement.

Unfortunately, with the Addis Ababa conference about to take place, the Sudanese government has refused permission for key players to attend. As a result, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation regretfully cancelled the conference. The Foundation said:

Despite numerous attempts at engagement with the Sudanese government, including sending a delegation to Khartoum and inviting senior figures to address the conference, we were greatly disappointed that Sudanese security services harassed our delegates, confiscated passports and threatened the conference coordinators in Sudan. Ultimately, the government has refused to grant exit visas to the delegates making it impossible for the conference to proceed.

There’s a tendency for new arrivals on the scene — and I’m afraid this may include General Scott Gration, the Obama administration’s envoy — to talk to Sudanese officials, find them intelligent and reasonable, and think, “Hey, I can deal with these people.” It takes about 9 months to discover that they are lying through their teeth. I hope that this Sudanese government action to block a peace conference encourages the Obama administration to look with more skepticism on Sudanese promises and to work harder to bring about peace. This cancelled conference is truly a lost opportunity, but if there is enough of an international outcry — particularly from China and the Arab world — then it just might be reversed so that the peace process could take a step forward.

May 08, 2009 By: Admin Category: Uncategorized

Richard Branson — Darfur Fast for Life

Richard Branson – Darfur Fast For Life 2

Fast is Over – May 08, 2009

May 08, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mia Farrow

Fast is Over – May 08, 2009

Day 22 – Friday, May 8, 2009

May 08, 2009 By: Admin Category: Pam Omidyar

Today the “Mandate Darfur” conference, a gathering of civil society organizations spearheaded by the Mo Ibrahim foundation, that was to be held next week in Addis Ababa, was canceled. The reason? Interference from the Government of Sudan. This is deeply disappointing and distressing. Civil society must play a significant role in any peace process.

This interference speaks to the lack of respect the Government of Sudan has for its own citizens and suggests that it does not really support meaningful peace. Mo Ibrahim and his foundation, along with others, are committed to supporting a real peace process. We’ve heard that one of their team has been detained as well.

I worry that the Government of Sudan is beginning to feel the pressure, and is doing all they can to close ranks. So we must all cry louder for peace. That’s one reason I’m so deeply touched by Richard Branson’s decision to take over fasting for Mia Farrow. Mia’s selfless commitment, at the serious risk to her own health, is deeply inspiring.

I have decided to continue my own fast despite an upcoming trip to Africa. I want to see more action by those in power. I will be in DC in June for World Refugee Day and will make my case on The Hill in person. I am calling and writing letters now. The silence of our leaders here in the United States is not acceptable. Nor is their inaction. Nor is the silence and inaction of the broader international community. Millions are suffering and it is so very clear the Government in Khartoum has no willingness to find a path towards peace. What will it take for us to give them no choice?

Individual and Collective Conscience

May 08, 2009 By: Admin Category: Gretchen Steidle Wallace

I am so moved by Mia’s decision to end her fast and Richard Branson’s decision to step in. I really applaud Mia for deciding to do what is necessary to care for herself so that she can continue to lead this fight on behalf of the Darfur people. Too often I think people pursue social justice work to the ends of their limits and then, facing burnout, quit. Movements lose their energy, and individuals unintentionally become a disservice to their cause by not caring for themselves so as to ensure they remain strong. I am reminded of the words we hear every time we get on an airplane – if you are traveling with a child, please put on your oxygen mask first before helping someone in need. I’m glad that Mia has chosen to take a rest, affix her oxygen mask and renew herself. And I can only imagine that she does so with deep humility and deep concern for the million of displaced Darfuris who can no longer see a doctor, cannot end their hunger and cannot avoid the increasing probability that their children and families risk starvation.

I am so in awe of the power of consciousness within a collective body to move and inspire others. I am wondering whether we have or will have other spiritual or religious leaders, political leaders, business leaders and cultural leaders joining this fast. And I am comforted by the growing support of grassroots citizens and even whole communities that are bringing new awareness of Darfur to their neighbors. I am also continually shocked that in this day and age of technology it is so very hard to mobilize enough people, enough voices, enough political influence, enough media and enough power to reach the tipping point to end a genocide. There is no excuse. I sit here observing this extraordinary paradigm of deepest personal action and greatest collective non-action and just pray that the former will shift the latter.

Week 10: June 29 – July 5, 2009

May 08, 2009 By: Admin Category: Calendar

People Fasting in Solidarity

Week 10: June 29 – July 5, 2009

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and form of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations).

Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Date Name Hometown Fast
June 29
Monday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Jeannette and Julien Montpellier, France water only
Katie White Torquay, Devon, UK water only
Alison Klippenstein Hungerford, Berkshire, UK refugee rations
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Shayla Durrett San Diego, CA water only
Michelle Cocoa Beach, FL water only
Joanne Clarke Gainesville, FL liquids only
Jennifer Willett New York City, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Elizabeth Streets Kenova, WV water only
Christina Kay Lafayette, CO water only
Kristen Lynn Glaser Mt Zion, IL water only
Tiffany Scott water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 30
Tuesday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Jeannette and Julien Montpellier, France water only
Alison Klippenstein Hungerford, Berkshire, UK refugee rations
Emma White Torquay, UK water only
Molly Racette North Adams, MA water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Andrew Hall Tucson, AZ water only
Megan Talbot Tucson, AZ water only
Megan Rall Tucson, AZ water only
Gwen Woods Tucson, AZ water only
Christina Kay Lafayette, CO water only
Kristen Lynn Glaser Mt Zion, IL water only
Shayla Durrett San Diego, CA water only
Tiffany Scott water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
July 1
Wednesday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Alison Klippenstein Hungerford, Berkshire, UK refugee rations
Melissa Allen Bernardston, MA refugee rations
Molly Racette North Adams, MA water only
Robin Colegrove Lake Havasu City, AZ water only
Caitlin Stephen Phoenix, AZ water only
Tegan Cruz Alexandria, VA water only
Jessica Oliver Brooklyn, NY water only
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX water only
Jillian Crisci Wallkill, NY refugee rations
Shayla Durrett San Diego, CA water only
Tiffany Scott water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
July 2
Thursday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Alison Klippenstein Hungerford, Berkshire, UK refugee rations
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX water only
Melissa Allen Bernardston, MA refugee rations
Jillian Crisci Wallkill, NY refugee rations
Shayla Durrett San Diego, CA water only
Caitlin Stephen Phoenix, AZ water only
Tiffany Scott water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
July 3
Friday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Anne Curry Phoenix, AZ water only
Caitlin Stephen Phoenix, AZ refugee rations
Alison Klippenstein Hungerford, Berkshire, UK refugee rations
Cory Preston Moscow, ID water only
Melissa Allen Bernardston, MA refugee rations
Jillian Crisci Wallkill, NY refugee rations
Jonna Shutowick water only
Shayla Durrett San Diego, CA water only
Vera Morales Long Beach, CA water only
Tiffany Scott water only
Michelle D. van Hees Portland, OR water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
July 4
Saturday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Melissa Allen Bernardston, MA refugee rations
Jillian Crisci Wallkill, NY refugee rations
Shayla Durrett San Diego, CA water only
Vera Morales Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Tiffany Scott water only
Michelle D. van Hees Portland, OR water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
July 5
Sunday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Jessica Oliver Brooklyn, NY water only
Michelle Petersen San Antonio, TX water only
Jared Huckabee Rockwall, TX water only
Melissa Allen Bernardston, MA refugee rations
Jillian Crisci Wallkill, NY refugee rations
Tony Gabriele El Segundo, CA refugee rations
Shayla Durrett San Diego, CA water only
Vera Morales Long Beach, CA water only
Tiffany Scott water only
Michelle D. van Hees Portland, OR water only

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and form of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations). Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Week 9: June 22 – 28, 2009

May 08, 2009 By: Admin Category: Calendar

People Fasting in Solidarity

Week 9: June 22 – 28, 2009

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and form of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations).

Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Date Name Hometown Fast
June 22
Monday
Susan Sears Silver Spring, MD refugee rations
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Sarah Grove San Francisco, CA water only
Catherine Corpeny Santa Monica, CA water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Danielle McCarthy Philadelphia, PA water only
Michelle Cocoa Beach, FL water only
Joanne Clarke Gainesville, FL liquids only
Jennifer Willett New York City, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Patricia Allen Arlington Heights, IL water only
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Shiloh Lillith Oregon water only
Chris Cheek Greensboro, NC refugee rations
Abigail-Marie Fiattarone Phoenix, AZ liquids only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 23
Tuesday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Susan Sears Silver Spring, MD refugee rations
Molly Racette North Adams, MA water only
Christine Sivazlian Los Angeles, CA water only
Sarah Grove San Francisco, CA water only
Catherine Corpeny Santa Monica, CA water only
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Abigail-Marie Fiattarone Phoenix, AZ liquids only
Andrew Hall Tucson, AZ water only
Megan Talbot Tucson, AZ water only
Megan Rall Tucson, AZ water only
Gwen Woods Tucson, AZ water only
Shiloh Lillith Oregon water only
Chris Cheek Greensboro, NC refugee rations
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 24
Wednesday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Susan Sears Silver Spring, MD refugee rations
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Christine Sivazlian Los Angeles, CA water only
Sarah Grove San Francisco, CA water only
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Catherine Corpeny Santa Monica, CA water only
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Angeline Garris Gainesville, FL water only
Molly Racette North Adams, MA water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Robin Colegrove Lake Havasu City, AZ water only
Abigail-Marie Fiattarone Phoenix, AZ liquids only
Tegan Cruz Alexandria, VA water only
Jessica Oliver Brooklyn, NY water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 25
Thursday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Susan Sears Silver Spring, MD refugee rations
Malin Hallgren Malmoe, Sweden water only
Cynthia Crespo Las Vegas, NV water only
Hedy Esposito Las Vegas, NV water only
Nare Kupelian Glendale, CA water only
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Abigail-Marie Fiattarone Phoenix, AZ liquids only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 26
Friday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Alison Klippenstein Hungerford, Berkshire, UK refugee rations
Susan Sears Silver Spring, MD refugee rations
Anne Curry Phoenix, AZ water only
Abigail-Marie Fiattarone Phoenix, AZ liquids only
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Cynthia Crespo Las Vegas, NV water only
Nare Kupelian Glendale, CA water only
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Hedy Esposito Las Vegas, NV water only
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Katherine Bleich New York, NY water only
Peta Hartmann New York refugee rations
Jonna Shutowick water only
Justin Elkins Cedar Falls, IA water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 27
Saturday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Alison Klippenstein Hungerford, Berkshire, UK refugee rations
Susan Sears Silver Spring, MD refugee rations
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Cynthia Crespo Las Vegas, NV water only
Hedy Esposito Las Vegas, NV water only
Eva Koehler Boston, MA water only
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Peta Hartmann New York refugee rations
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 28
Sunday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Alison Klippenstein Hungerford, Berkshire, UK refugee rations
Susan Sears Silver Spring, MD refugee rations
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Shayla Durrett San Diego, CA water only
Tony Gabriele El Segundo, CA refugee rations
Jessica Oliver Brooklyn, NY water only
Peta Hartmann New York refugee rations
Eva Koehler Boston, MA water only
Kristen Lynn Glaser Mt Zion, IL water only
Jared Huckabee Rockwall, TX water only

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and form of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations). Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Week 8: June 15 – 21, 2009

May 08, 2009 By: Admin Category: Calendar

People Fasting in Solidarity

Week 8: June 15 – 21, 2009

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and form of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations).

Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Date Name Hometown Fast
June 15
Monday
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Liz Chan Vancity, BC water only
Amanda Sarrazin St. Albert, Alberta, Canada water only
Megan Sarrazin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada water only
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Susan Sears Silver Spring, MD refugee rations
Michelle Cocoa Beach, FL water only
Renee Noyola Jacksonville, FL water only
Marv Steinber Redding, CA refugee rations
Jennifer Willett New York City, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Pete Witzler Boston, MA water only
Annette Jackson Philadelphia, PA water only
Leia Y. Price Philadelphia, PA water only
Elizabeth Streets Kenova, WV
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Louis Hamric Memphis, TN water only
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Lauren Griffith Humble, TX water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Grace Hankin Colby, KS water only
Sam Cooke water only
Meera Kamegai Las Vegas, NV water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 16
Tuesday
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Liz Chan Vancity, BC water only
Amanda Sarrazin St. Albert, Alberta, Canada water only
Megan Sarrazin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Pete Witzler Boston, MA water only
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Rabbi Josh Berkenwald San Jose, CA water only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Molly Racette North Adams, MA water only
Lauren Griffith Humble, TX water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Andrew Hall Tucson, AZ water only
Megan Talbot Tucson, AZ water only
Megan Rall Tucson, AZ water only
Gwen Woods Tucson, AZ water only
Sam Cooke water only
Rebekka White Tallahassee, FL water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 17
Wednesday
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Amei Gerlinde Wöllmer Ulm, Germany water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Amanda Sarrazin St. Albert, Alberta, Canada water only
Megan Sarrazin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada water only
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Angeline Garris Gainesville, FL water only
Rebekka White Tallahassee, FL water only
Molly Racette North Adams, MA water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Robin Colegrove Lake Havasu City, AZ water only
Tegan Cruz Alexandria, VA water only
Jessica Oliver Brooklyn, NY water only
Sam Cooke water only
Sandi Everlove Seattle, WA water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 18
Thursday
Liz Palmer South Africa water only
Megan Sarrazin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada water only
Beth Blackmore Montreal, Quebec, Canada water only
Malin Hallgren Malmoe, Sweden water only
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
June Devisfruto Winter Harbor, ME liquids only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Sandi Everlove Seattle, WA water only
Rabbi Chava Bahle Suttons Bay, MI water only
Dave Robinson Louisville, KY refugee rations
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 19
Friday
Megan Sarrazin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada water only
Beth Blackmore Montreal, Quebec, Canada water only
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Anne Curry Phoenix, AZ water only
Leena Pradam Boston, MA water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
June Devisfruto Winter Harbor, ME liquids only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Sandi Everlove Seattle, WA water only
Andrea Santa Maria Seattle, WA water only
Kathryn Smith McGlynn water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 20
Saturday
refugee rations
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Catherine Corpeny Santa Monica, CA water only
June Devisfruto Winter Harbor, ME liquids only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Leena Pradam Boston, MA water only
Sandi Everlove Seattle, WA water only
Sara Ray Everett, WA water only
Mark Tompkins San Antonio, TX water only
Chris Cheek Greensboro, NC water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 21
Sunday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Heather Odom Tunbridge Wells, Kent. UK water only
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Catherine Corpeny Santa Monica, CA water only
Sarah Grove San Francisco, CA water only
Tony Gabriele El Segundo, CA refugee rations
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Virginia Applebaum Birmingham, AL water only
Danielle McCarthy Philadelphia, PA water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Jessica Oliver Brooklyn, NY water only
Sandi Everlove Seattle, WA water only
Abigail-Marie Fiattarone Phoenix, AZ liquids only

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and form of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations). Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Week 7: June 8 – 14, 2009

May 08, 2009 By: Admin Category: Calendar

People Fasting in Solidarity

Week 7: June 8 – 14, 2009

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and form of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations).

Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Date Name Hometown Fast
June 8
Monday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Geraldine Kelly Dublin, Ireland water only
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
R.I. Ahmad Washington D.C refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Michelle Cocoa Beach, FL water only
Renee Noyola Jacksonville, FL water only
Aida Meskel New York, NY water only
Jennifer Willett New York City, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids-only
Elizabeth Streets Kenova, WV water only
Patricia Allen Arlington Heights, IL water only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 9
Tuesday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Geraldine Kelly Dublin, Ireland water only
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
R.I. Ahmad Washington D.C refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Caitie Moon Ovilla, TX water only
Annette Jackson Philadelphia, Pa water only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Margaret Doherty-Lopez Boston, MA water only
Molly Racette North Adams, MA water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids-only
Andrew Hall Tucson, AZ water only
Megan Talbot Tucson, AZ water only
Megan Rall Tucson, AZ water only
Gwen Woods Tucson, AZ water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 10
Wednesday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
R.I. Ahmad Washington D.C refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Angeline Garris Gainesville, FL water only
Margaret Doherty-Lopez Boston, MA water only
Molly Racette North Adams, MA water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids-only
Jessica Oliver Brooklyn, NY water only
Robin Colegrove Lake Havasu City, AZ water only
Tegan Cruz Alexandria, VA water only
Rick Brooks Chelsea, OK water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 11
Thursday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Malin Hallgren Malmoe, Sweden water only
Susan Sears Silver Spring, MD water only
R.I. Ahmad Washington D.C refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Amanda Cary Somerville, MA water only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids-only
Andrea Funk Florence, KY water only
Caryl Lorent Lake Milton, OH water only
Juli Burke Willow Street, PA water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 12
Friday
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Elise Botero Calgary, Alberta, Canada water only
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Susan Sears Silver Spring, MD water only
R.I. Ahmad Washington D.C refugee rations
Anne Curry Phoenix, AZ water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Kaci VanMeter water only
Amanda Cary Somerville, MA water only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids-only
Kendra Jackson-Helms North Carolina water only
Kelli Bennett McComb, MS water only
Andrea Funk Florence, KY water only
Juli Burke Willow Street, PA water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 13
Saturday
Jo Read UK water only
Julie Ferland Quebec City, Canada water only
Elise Botero Calgary, Alberta, Canada water only
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Kaci VanMeter water only
Susan Sears Silver Spring, MD water only
R.I. Ahmad Washington D.C water only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Kendra Jackson-Helms North Carolina water only
Kelli Bennett McComb, MS water only
Juli Burke Willow Street, PA water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 14
Sunday
Jo Read UK water only
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Elise Botero Calgary, Alberta, Canada water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Willow Brohmer Los Angeles, CA water only
Heather Odom Tunbridge Wells, Kent. UK water only
Kaci VanMeter water only
Susan Sears Silver Spring, MD refugee rations
R.I. Ahmad Washington D.C refugee rations
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids-only
Jessica Oliver Brooklyn, NY water only
Kendra Jackson-Helms North Carolina water only
Kelli Bennett McComb, MS water only
Blair Anderson Little Rock, Arkansas water only
Sam Cooke water only

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and form of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations). Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Week 6: June 1 – 7, 2009

May 08, 2009 By: Admin Category: Calendar

People Fasting in Solidarity

Week 6: June 1 – 7, 2009

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and form of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations).

Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Date Name Hometown Fast
June 1

Monday

Blake Mycoskie Los Angeles, CA water only
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Teresa Litchfield Australia water only
Shona Fletcher London, UK water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Andrew Phillips Toronto, Canada water only
Richard MacKinnon Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Melanie Ward Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Patricia Allen Arlington Heights, IL water only
Michelle Cocoa Beach, FL water only
Renee Noyola Jacksonvile, FL water only
Jennifer Willett New York City, NY water only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY water only
Barbara Driscoll-Lynch Piermont, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids-only
Jayme Smith Rensselaer Falls, NY refugee rations
Mary Ouzounian Los Angeles, CA water only
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Melody Bennett Los Angeles, CA water only
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Elizabeth Streets Kenova, WV water only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Michael Charles Springfield, MD water only
Christopher E. Allen-Nolan Malboro, MD water only
Beth Burket Heinemann State College, PA water only
Nicole Williams Washington, DC refugee rations
Megan Talbot Tucson, AZ water only
Gwen Woods Tucson, AZ water only
Courtney Robin water only
James W Lanning water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 2
Tuesday
Blake Mycoskie Los Angeles, CA water only
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Moses Kariuki Nairobi, Kenya water only
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Shona Fletcher London, UK water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Richard MacKinnon Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Teresa Litchfield Australia water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Helga Moor New York, NY water only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY water only
Barbara Driscoll-Lynch Piermont, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids-only
Jayme Smith Rensselaer Falls, NY refugee rations
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Mary Ouzounian Los Angeles, CA water only
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Melody Bennett Los Angeles, CA water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Beth Embry Encinitas, CA water only
Casey Lewis Sacramento, CA water only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Molly Racette North Adams, MA water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Christopher E. Allen-Nolan Malboro, MD water only
Beth Burket Heinemann State College, PA water only
Nicole Williams Washington, DC refugee rations
Gwen Woods Tucson, AZ water only
Megan Talbot Tucson, AZ water only
Megan Rall Tucson, AZ water only
Andrew Hall Tucson, AZ water only
James W Lanning water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 3
Wednesday
Blake Mycoskie Los Angeles, CA water only
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Shona Fletcher water only
Teresa Litchfield Australia water only
Richard MacKinnon Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Heather Brown Kamloops, BC, Canada water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY water only
Barbara Driscoll-Lynch Piermont, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids-only
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Casey Lewis Sacramento, CA water only
Melody Bennett Los Angeles, CA water only
Beth Embry Encinitas, CA water only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Angeline Garris Gainesville, FL water only
Jessica Kraft Boston, MA water only
Molly Racette North Adams, MA water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Christopher E. Allen-Nolan Malboro, MD water only
Beth Burket Heinemann State College, PA water only
Nicole Williams Washington, DC refugee rations
Megan Talbot Tucson, AZ refugee rations
Gwen Woods Tucson, AZ refugee rations
James W Lanning water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 4
Thursday
Margarida Carneiro Lisbon, Portugal water only
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Malin Hallgren Malmoe, Sweden water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Heather Brown Kamloops, BC, Canada water only
Shona Fletcher water only
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA water only
Melody Bennett Los Angeles, CA water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Casey Lewis Sacramento, CA water only
Beth Embry Encinitas, CA water only
Janet Wall Redding, CA water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Jessica Kraft Boston, MA water only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY water only
Barbara Driscoll-Lynch Piermont, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids-only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Lauren Griffith Humble, TX water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Nicole Williams Washington, DC refugee rations
Gwen Woods Tucson, AZ refugee rations
Megan Talbot Tucson, AZ refugee rations
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 5
Friday
Margarida Carneiro Lisbon, Portugal water only
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Heather Brown Kamloops, BC, Canada water only
Shona Fletcher water only
Amy L. Taylor Scottsdale, AZ refugee rations
Anne Curry Phoenix, AZ water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Melody Bennett Los Angeles, CA water only
Josetta Owen Portola Valley,CA water only
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Jennifer Midtgard Troy, MI water only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids-only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Lauren Griffith Humble, TX water only
Jaclyn McGrath Hyannis, MA water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Nicole Williams Washington, DC refugee rations
Adam Makarevicz Brighton, CO water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 6
Saturday
Margarida Carneiro Lisbon, Portugal water only
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Melody Bennett Los Angeles, CA water only
Shona Fletcher water only
Jaclyn McGrath Hyannis, MA water only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY water only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Louis Hamric Memphis, TN water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Nicole Williams Washington, DC refugee rations
Jennifer Midtgard Troy, MI water only
Date Name Hometown Fast
June 7
Sunday
Heather Odom Tunbridge Wells, Kent. UK water only
Geraldine Kelly Dublin, Ireland water only
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Melody Bennett Los Angeles, CA water only
Shona Fletcher water only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY water only
Aida Meskel New York, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids-only
A.J. Fay Idaho water only
Louis Hamric Memphis, TN water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Nicole Williams Washington, DC refugee rations

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and form of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations). Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Richard Branson takes over fast for Darfur from Mia Farrow

May 08, 2009 By: Admin Category: Uncategorized

Mia Farrow has long been committed to the people of Darfur. Over the last 12 days she has been fasting on only water in order to raise awareness for the horrible crisis unfolding in Darfur with the removal of 13 international aid agencies. Mia’s health has taken a downturn over the last couple days and her doctor has asked her to stop immediately. Richard Branson had been asked by Mia to take over the fast starting next week, but he has also now asked Mia to stop and he is going to start his three day fast today to continue to ask world leaders to take immediate action and demand that international aid is restored.

Richard Branson stated; “I’m honoured to be taking over the fast for the next three days from Mia Farrow in her courageous stance to support the people of Darfur. Over a year and a half ago, I travelled to Darfur and was horrified by the stories that people of all ages shared with us. Young children had watched their entire family get killed and then had to survive on their own in unimaginable conditions. I was humbled and inspired by the courage of the Darfuri people and the commitment of the aid organisations that were working on the frontlines. Now, with 13 aid organisations expelled from the country, over 1m people are at grave risk. We cannot stand and watch as 1m people suffer. We all need to stand up and demand that international aid is restored and that the people of Darfur are protected and given the chance to live in peace.”

The following is a statement from the thousands of people who have joined Mia and others in this fast.

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.

Please join us and get involved in supporting the people of Darfur by going to www.fastdarfur.org and taking action.

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Mia’s end of fast message.

May 08, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mia Farrow

I have been instructed by my doctor to stop my fast immediately, due to serious health concerns—including possible seizures at any time. I am fortunate. The women, children, and men I am fasting for do not have that option.

When beginning this fast, 12 days ago, I said that when I could go no longer, I prayed another would take my place, and another, and another, until the expelled humanitarian agencies are readmitted and there is finally justice and peace for the people of Darfur. Hundreds people around the world have joined me in fasting, and I am humbled by the outpour of support for the cause and mission of this fast.

Richard Branson, when hearing of my health situation, immediately said, “Stop. I have started fasting.”

May 08, 2009 By: Admin Category: Uncategorized

Mia Farrow asked by doctor to stop fast.

I have been instructed by my doctor to stop my fast immediately, due to serious health concerns—including possible seizures at any time. I am fortunate. The women, children, and men I am fasting for do not have that option.

When beginning this fast, 12 days ago, I said that when I could go no longer, I prayed another would take my place, and another, and another, until the expelled humanitarian agencies are readmitted and there is finally justice and peace for the people of Darfur. Hundreds people around the world have joined me in fasting, and I am humbled by the outpour of support for the cause and mission of this fast.

Richard Branson, when hearing of my health situation, immediately said, “Stop. I have started fasting.”

— Mia Farrow

Sir Richard Branson steps in to take over.

Richard Branson — Darfur Fast for Life

May 8, 2009

Mia Farrow has long been committed to the people of Darfur. Over the last 12 days she has been fasting on only water in order to raise awareness for the horrible crisis unfolding in Darfur with the removal of 13 international aid agencies. Mia’s health has taken a downturn over the last couple days and her doctor has asked her to stop immediately. Richard Branson had been asked by Mia to take over the fast starting next week, but he has also now asked Mia to stop and he is going to start his three day fast today to continue to ask world leaders to take immediate action and demand that international aid is restored.

Richard Branson stated; “I’m honoured to be taking over the fast for the next three days from Mia Farrow in her courageous stance to support the people of Darfur. Over a year and a half ago, I travelled to Darfur and was horrified by the stories that people of all ages shared with us. Young children had watched their entire family get killed and then had to survive on their own in unimaginable conditions. I was humbled and inspired by the courage of the Darfuri people and the commitment of the aid organisations that were working on the frontlines. Now, with 13 aid organisations expelled from the country, over 1m people are at grave risk. We cannot stand and watch as 1m people suffer. We all need to stand up and demand that international aid is restored and that the people of Darfur are protected and given the chance to live in peace.”

The following is a statement from the thousands of people who have joined Mia and others in this fast.

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.

Please join us and get involved in supporting the people of Darfur by going to www.fastdarfur.org and taking action.

Take Action for Darfur in the UK

May 08, 2009 By: Katie-Jay Category: Uncategorized

Take action in the UK for Darfur. Here are some ways to bring attention to your leaders.

Contact your LEADERS today

Prime Minister Gordan is asking for YouTube questions and petitions from you!

Contact, by phone or email: Foreign Secretary, the Defence Secretary and International Development Secretary

Write your Members of Parliament

Ask them to:

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  • Publicly support the International Criminal Court’s indictment of Sudan’s President.
  • Urgently seek the return of humanitarian aid agencies to Darfur.
  • Pressure the UN Security Council to ensure protection for Darfur’s civilians.
  • Work towards a peace agreement in Sudan which allows Darfuri’s to return home.*

Alert your local media outlets of your efforts and the situation in Sudan by writing op-eds and letters to the editor, or calling local TV and radio stations, and inviting journalists to cover Sudan and your fast.

The BBC has covered Mia’s hunger strike, be sure to ask them include Sir Richard Branson’s and expand their media coverage of local pressure on UK leaders.

Use the personal stories of Darfuris as well as your own. Tell them why we fast, why you fast, and urge our leaders to act for lasting peace in Sudan.

For more information on contacting your local media, check out STAND’s materials.

Other ways to ACT.

Lyla Peterson – May 7, 2009

May 08, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

Seriously if we can try to encourage one another to keep going. Today was a helpful day to me in slowing down, in being more aware of the situation and of how much time I usually spend eating, cooking or going out to eat and it helps to focus and clarify the thinking. I will never forget a couple Septembers ago I was in New York City and there was a group of people there with a huge photo on the sidewalk. It was of their beloved leader who was arrested in Mrynmar (Burma) after being democratically elected and has been on house arrest for several years. They were such sweet people and they said that 18 of them were fasting for her (they were> right by the UN). I have followed the situation much more closely and did a little reading up on it after that event. All that to say that it did have an impact that I will carry with me and if there is ever a chance to vote for something to help Burma those folks have my vote. Just want to send out a word of encouragement to all those who are fasting today and especially those who are on long fasts. I was going to do water only today but modified it a bit due to being at the tail end of a cold. But even the few things I have been doing has helped raise my awareness and thoughts of those in Darfur and has given me an even greater admiration for those of you in for a longer haul. Thank you for what you are doing and hopefully your inner strength and resolve will grow even as your body may feel weaker. Just know that it is important what you are doing and we can hope and pray that a critical mass will grow of awareness and concern for those who don’t have the option of fasting, but it is forced upon them by their daily situation. Also wanted to pass on the info that I got a phone call from Mercy Corp today and their rep said they although they have had to pull out of Darfur they do have refugee camps in South Sudan and some of the Darfurians are fleeing there for help. Wasn’t able to get more details, but if anyone is so inclined their phone number is: 800-292-3355 or an email question can be sent to: donorservices@mercycorps.org Thanks for all of you and your commitment to this important mission.

So much food around us!

May 07, 2009 By: Gabriel Category: Gabriel Stauring

We set up Camp Darfur at a high school that is in the shadow of downtown Los Angeles. We had lots of help from the students, but Katie-Jay and I still had to do quite a bit of work. After the set up, we did four presentations in their auditorium, speaking and showing video from the camps. We showed Ahmat’s video.cdla1

In it, Ahmat speaks of the way things used to be, when he lived in his village in Darfur. “That is very good. But here, not good. In Darfur, we are eating meat. We have camels and goats. We drink milk. In here, our goats and our camels, janjaweed and al-Bashir, they take from us.”

Katie-Jay and I are on water-only today, and, even though it was still morning during those presentations, I wasn’t as focused as usual. The kids did not know me, so they wouldn’t know if that’s just my normal self. When I do these water-only days, I miss food more than being hungry. I miss getting together and eating. I can see that Ahmat really misses his regular food also.

After the presentations, we went outside to be with Camp Darfur and the kids running it. The camp tells a little of the story of past genocide, starting with Armenia, then the Holocaust, then Cambodia, then Rwanda, and now Darfur. The students studiedcdla about each genocide and then spoke with their fellow students visiting the tents. It was pretty impressive.

Lunch time was not fun. Hundreds of students walking around with food that left the aroma that cravings are made of behind. They were all around us! A girl came back from off-campus with a McDonald’s bag. The burger and fries looked pretty good, actually!

I think a lot about Ahmat. He went back to Darfur because he wanted to continue studying and thought he could find secondary school in one of the towns in Darfur, one of the few standing. I wonder how he is. I wonder what he is eating. Young Darfuri men his age are targets in their own land.

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Alysha – Lesson Learned.

May 07, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

White House (202) 456-1111

Clinton Text 90822

I want the Obama Administration to uphold his promises of action for Darfur with unstinting resolve!

Work to get aid back into Darfur!

Create multilateral peace plans for all of Sudan!

Work to isolate Al-Bashir from his allies and support the ICC!

My lesson learned today:

I have called the white house on many different numbers over the last year and I have NEVER gotten through, either busy signals, lots of ringing or my least favorite – please hold for the next representative. At this point I often hang up as I am busy and know that my other option is to text – this I do several times a day. I have been assuming that I will be on hold for a long while, this is my regret – ASSUMPTION!!! I was encouraged to wait on the line with Vicky and sure enough to my surprise it was less then a minute and someone came on the line. I said the above message, they said thank you and I was SO THRILLED. I got through, I got my message in! It was easy, fast, quick and definitely painless as I already knew what to say. The above message came from www.stopgenocidenow.org I keep it in my phone to text Clinton everyday, this is a great option as my six year old can hit the send button and wait for the automated response, there for taking his own action. The moral of the story is patience and the thrill of action. As I learned today – by the way I did it again by myself and again the wait time was less then a minute – taking action is our responsibility, give a voice, a message and support.

Vicky – May 7, 2009

May 07, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

Hi All, I posted on my blog yesterday the number to call the White House (202) 456-1111.

My brother Dan did just that and left the following message on my blog:

I just called the Whitehouse and talked with them for about 5 minutes. Darfur is way up on “their-list” she told me. One can’t leave a name with them via phone, as they simply put your comment as a hash-mark on various topics. Apparently, Darfur is up there on the lists they have. I’m going to write a letter now to the Prez – got the address. She said he reads approximately 20 letters a night. Keep do’n what you’re do’n Vic…I treat you to lunch when you get back to eating again. Love your brother, Dan

So be inspired everyone! And call the White House and use your voice. It matters. And to those in Darfur, it is everything. Day 11 begins.

Vicky

Karen – May 7, 2009

May 07, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

Yesterday on water only was very hard, but I did it! I’ve always stayed away from fasting because I always felt it was something I just couldn’t do. I love food too much. I always gave money instead. Well, what an experience. It threw me right into the experience, right alongside the Darfurians — right into the trenches with them.

I woke up at 4:00a.m and couldn’t wait to resume my liquid diet… Only to find out I couldn’t guzzle down the cranberry juice like I thought, so I sipped.

I am so humbled. This really is a great experience.

Karen
Reedsport

Week 5: May 25 – 31, 2009

May 07, 2009 By: Admin Category: Calendar

People Fasting in Solidarity

Week 5: May 25 – 31, 2009

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and type of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations).

Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 25

Monday

Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA water only
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Joan O’Donnell Condon Washington DC refugee rations
Angela Lauria Washington DC water only
Mirjam Győrffy Koszeg, Hungary water only
Yasmine Kaidbey Beirut, Lebanon water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Richard MacKinnon Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Alice Joaquim Gatineau, Quebec, Canada water only
Suzie Procter Perth, Australia water only
Teresa Litchfield Australia water only
Nnenna Paul-Ugochukwu Lagos, Nigeria water only
IJeoma Umebinyuo Lagos, Nigeria water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Alexander L. Paul Nassau, Bahamas water only
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Beth Burket Heinemann State College,PA water only
Patricia Allen Arlington Heights, IL water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Courtney Gildersleeve Minneapolis, MN water only
Emily Pederson Edina, MN water only
Savanna Ellena Edina, MN water only
Chelsey Hersley Boise, ID water only
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Jan Brodzinski New Jersey water only
Jaymie Jenks Shawnee, KS water only
Jane Orr Newton, KS water only
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Jennifer Hill Robenalt Austin, TX refugee rations
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX water only
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Megan Goldner San Marcos, TX refugee rations
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Surabhi Mahajan Salem, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Jirair Ratevosian Cambridge, MA water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Jennifer Willett New York City, NY water only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY 1/2 refugee rations
Jayme Smith Rensselaer Falls, NY refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Christina Kay Lafayette, CO water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH refugee rations
Kate Egry Mineral Ridge, OH water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Michelle water only
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Lady B Bless Charlotte / Gastonia, NC water only
Michelle Cocoa Beach, FL water only
Renee Noyola Jacksonville, FL water only
ShaKira Burrowes Riverview, FL water only
Rachel Hooker Jenison, MI water only
Jennifer Midtgard Troy, MI water only
Michelle water only
Kurtis Parker water only
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Courtney Robin water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 26

Tuesday

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Los Angeles, CA water only
Janice Kamenir-Reznik Jewish World Watch water only
Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug Jewish World Watch water only
Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA water only
Consuelo Stauring Redondo Beach, CA liquids only
David Veerman Torrance, CA water only
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Joan O’Donnell Condon Washington DC refugee rations
Yasmine Kaidbey Beirut, Lebanon water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Richard MacKinnon Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Melanie Ward Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Alice Joaquim Gatineau, Quebec, Canada water only
Suzie Procter Perth, Australia water only
Teresa Litchfield Australia water only
Nnenna Paul-Ugochukwu Lagos, Nigeria water only
IJeoma Umebinyuo Lagos, Nigeria water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Alexander L. Paul Nassau, Bahamas water only
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Beth Burket Heinemann State College, PA water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Nicole Bates San Antonio, TX water only
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Jessica Saiz El Paso, TX water only
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Surabhi Mahajan Salem, OR water only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Laura Anton-May Huntington Beach, CA water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY 1/2 refugee rations
Roberta Roos Dobbs Ferry, NY water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
Kate Egry Mineral Ridge, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Jennifer Midtgard Troy, MI water only
Morgan Eaton Rockford, MI water only
Joanne Wilson refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Lady B Bless Charlotte / Gastonia, NC water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsvury, MA water only
Jirair Ratevosian Cambridge, MA water only
Michael Charles Springfield, MA water only
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
ShaKira Burrowes Riverview, FL water only
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Courtney Robin water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 27

Wednesday

Abigail Disney New York, NY refugee rations
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Joan O’Donnell Condon Washington DC refugee rations
Makeda Kingston, Jamaica water only
Nnenna Paul-Ugochukwu Lagos, Nigeria water only
IJeoma Umebinyuo Lagos, Nigeria water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Richard MacKinnon Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Melanie Ward Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Alice Joaquim Gatineau, Quebec, Canada water only
Suzie Procter Perth, Australia water only
Teresa Litchfield Australia water only
Alexander L. Paul Nassau, Bahamas water only
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Joyce Davis Winsted, CT water only
Louise Rogillio San Antonio, TX water only
Kristen Minor San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Jennifer Hill Robenalt Austin, TX water only
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Heather Schommer St. Paul, MN water only
Wendy Cox-Vetitoe Hermitage, TN water only
Jared Schy Portland, OR water only
Lyla Peterson Portland, OR water only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Becky Schenck Eugene, OR water only
Shannon Keith Bend, OR water only
Sarah Stark Bend, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR water only
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Michael Charles Springfield, MA water only
Jirair Ratevosian Cambridge, MA water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY 1/2 refugee rations
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Marcia Segura San Francisco, CA water only
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
Kate Egry Mineral Ridge, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH refugee rations
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Josh Maciejewski Fletcher, NC water only
Lady B Bless Charlotte / Gastonia, NC water only
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Jennifer Midtgard Troy, MI water only
Morgan Eaton Rockford, MI water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Kurtis Parker water only
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Annette Jackson Philadelphia, Pa water only
ShaKira Burrowes Riverview, FL water only
Angeline Garris Gainesville, FL water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Courtney Robin water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 28

Thursday

Abigail Disney New York, NY refugee rations
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Joan O’Donnell Condon Washington DC refugee rations
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Alice Joaquim Gatineau, Quebec, Canada water only
Melanie Ward Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Suzie Procter Perth, Australia water only
Nnenna Paul-Ugochukwu Lagos, Nigeria water only
IJeoma Umebinyuo Lagos, Nigeria water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Alexander L. Paul Nassau, Bahamas water only
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Joyce Davis Winsted, CT water only
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Christopher E. Allen-Nolan Malboro, MD water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY 1/2 refugee rations
Barbara Driscoll-Lynch Piermont, NY water only
Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Jon Sherlock Vista, CA water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
Amanda Columbus, OH liquids only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Wendy Cox-Vetitoe Hermitage, TN water only
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Jane Orr Newton, KS water only
Katrina Chaves Wrentham, MA water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Michael Charles Springfield, MA water only
Alexander Zarecki New Bedford, MA water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Courtney Robin water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 29

Friday

Abigail Disney New York, NY refugee rations
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Joan O’Donnell Condon Washington DC
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Alice Joaquim Gatineau, Quebec, Canada water only
Melanie Ward Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Suzie Procter Perth, Australia water only
Nnenna Paul-Ugochukwu Lagos, Nigeria water only
IJeoma Umebinyuo Lagos, Nigeria water only
Alexander L. Paul Nassau, Bahamas water only
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Gwen Woods Tucson, AZ refugee rations
Megan Talbot Tucson, AZ refugee rations
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Joyce Davis Winsted, CT water only
Courtney Gildersleeve Minneapolis, MN water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY 1/2 refugee rations
Barbara Driscoll-Lynch Piermont, NY water only
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Katrina Chaves Wrentham, MA water only
Michael Charles Springfield, MA water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Melody Bennett Los Angeles, CA water only
Jon Sherlock Vista, CA water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Wendy Cox-Vetitoe Hermitage, TN water only
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Kurtis Parker water only
Amy L. Taylor Scottsdale, AZ refugee rations
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Christopher E. Allen-Nolan Malboro, MD water only
Courtney Robin water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 30

Saturday

Abigail Disney New York, NY refugee rations
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Melanie Ward Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Nnenna Paul-Ugochukwu Lagos, Nigeria water only
IJeoma Umebinyuo Lagos, Nigeria water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Alexander L. Paul Nassau, Bahamas water only
Gwen Woods Tucson, AZ refugee rations
Megan Talbot Tucson, AZ refugee rations
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Joyce Davis Winsted, CT water only
Alyssa Burgin San Antonio, TX water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Sunil Dagimeti Atlanta, GA liquids only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY 1/2 refugee rations
Barbara Driscoll-Lynch Piermont, NY water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Debbie Livingston Redding, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Melody Bennett Los Angeles, CA water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jon Sherlock Vista, CA water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Wendy Cox-Vetitoe Hermitage, TN water only
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Tracy Harding Boston, MA water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Michael Charles Springfield, MA water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Christopher E. Allen-Nolan Malboro, MD water only
Courtney Robin water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 31

Sunday

Abigail Disney New York, NY refugee rations
Zerina Xhavara Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Platon Pulla Tirana, Albania refugee rations
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Melanie Ward Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Heather Odom Tunbridge Wells, Kent. UK water only
Nnenna Paul-Ugochukwu Lagos, Nigeria water only
IJeoma Umebinyuo Lagos, Nigeria water only
Alexander L. Paul Nassau, Bahamas water only
Gwen Woods Tucson, AZ refugee rations
Megan Talbot Tucson, AZ refugee rations
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Marie B. Deane Canada water only
Heather Schommer St. Paul, MN water only
Jessica Saiz El Paso, TX water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Maggie Donahue Eugene, OR water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY 1/2 refugee rations
Barbara Driscoll-Lynch Piermont, NY water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Melody Bennett Los Angeles, CA water only
Debbie Livingston Redding, CA refugee rations
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA water only
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Jon Sherlock Vista, CA water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Dianne Nutting Lakeland, FL water only
Tracy Harding Boston, MA water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Michael Charles Springfield, MA water only
Kurtis Parker water only
Casey Charles Baltimore, MD water only
Christopher E. Allen-Nolan Malboro, MD water only
Courtney Robin water only

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and type of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations). Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Week 4: May 18 – 24, 2009

May 07, 2009 By: Admin Category: Calendar

People Fasting in Solidarity

Week 4: May 18 – 24, 2009

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and type of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations).

Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 18

Monday

Josh Davis San Antonio, TX water only
Michael Ditchfield Denver, CO refugee rations
Kristy Ramage New Plymouth, New Zealand water only
Jobin Sam Toronto, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Christina Derby Canada water only
Allana Haradyn Nelson, BC, Canada water only
Richard MacKinnon Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Crystal Cha Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia water only
Niraj Sinha Canada/India water only
Siddharth Hirwe Mumbai, India water only
Wunmi Agunbiade Lagos, Nigeria water only
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Teresa Litchfield Australia water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Patricia Allen Arlington Heights, IL water only
June Devisfruto Winter Harbor, ME liquids only
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Jim Fussell Arlington, VA water only
Jaymie Jenks Shawnee, KS water only
Tonya Ringle Wichita, KS water only
Jane Orr Newton, KS water only
Chelsey Hersley Boise, ID water only
Emily Pederson Edina, MN water only
Savanna Ellena Edina, MN water only
Courtney Gildersleeve Minneapolis, MN water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Jan Brodzinski New Jersey water only
Jennifer Hill Robenalt Austin, TX refugee rations
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX water only
Jessica Saiz El Paso, TX water only
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Emily Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Katy Mendez San Antonio, TX water only
Stacy York San Antonio, TX water only
Megan Goldner San Marcos, TX refugee rations
Vanessa Arce Weslaco, TX water only
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Roz Slovic Eugene, OR refugee rations
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Surabhi Mahajan Salem, OR water only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Leanne Gillespie Hawaii refugee rations
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Laura Anton-May Huntington Beach, CA water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Nika Vicqueneau Irvine, CA water only
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Kengi Carr Santa Monica, CA liquids only
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Nikki Serapio Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Diane Gandee Sorbi Redwood City, CA water only
Kyle Kubler Albany, CA water only
Eline Leemans Albany, CA water only
Lucia Sekoff Albany, CA water only
Lily Wyss Albany, CA water only
Erika Peterson Albany, CA water only
Ayla Nietschmann Albany, CA water only
Lily Steedman Albany, CA water only
William Mitchel Albany, CA water only
Ashling Massoumi Albany, CA water only
Rosheen Massoumi Albany, CA water only
Eva Reutinger Albany, CA water only
Anna Reutinger Albany, CA water only
Meghan Kelley Albany, CA water only
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Jennifer Willett New York City, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Heather Hinkle Newark, NY water only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY refugee rations
Jennifer Rouse Laveen, AZ refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Abigail Carr Apex, NC water only
Christina Kay Lafayette, CO water only
Valerie Poole Denver, CO refugee rations
Crystal Espinoza Fort Collins, CO water only
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH refugee rations
Johnny Turtle Baltimore, MD refugee rations
Mike Phelan Severna Park, MD
Renee Noyola Jacksonville, FL water only
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Michelle Cocoa Beach, FL water only
Daisy Rittle Sarasota, FL liquids only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Elizabeth Streets Kenova, WV water only
Michelle water only
Kaarin Pigford water only
Emily Hagemeister Fargo, ND water only
Julie K. Ross Great Falls, MT liquids only
Lauren Mauser Bowling Green, KY water only
Brenda Atieno refugee rations
Nicole Estelle Kansas City, MO liquids only
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Paul Shea Pelham, NH refugee rations
Mindy Nienhouse Grand Rapids, MI water only
Elizabeth Hearn refugee rations
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Daniel Rubio Jr. water only
Sun~Rose liquids only
Tonya Jones water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 19

Tuesday

Josh Davis San Antonio, TX
water only
Michael Ditchfield Denver, CO refugee rations
Kristy Ramage New Plymouth, New Zealand water only
Jobin Sam Toronto, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Allana Haradyn Nelson, BC, Canada water only
Richard MacKinnon Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Grant Skinner Burlington, ON, Canada water only
Christina Derby Canada water only
Wojciech Marlicz Szczecin, Poland water only
Wunmi Agunbiade Lagos, Nigeria water only
Katerina Daniel Korinthos, Greece water only
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Teresa Litchfield Australia water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Gwen Stiewing West Haven, CT water only
June Devisfruto Winter Harbor, ME liquids only
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Johnny Turtle Baltimore, MD refugee rations
Mike Phelan Severna Park, MD
Nicole Bates San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Vanessa Arce Weslaco, TX water only
Debbie Taylor Irving, TX water only
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Surabhi Mahajan Salem, OR water only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Tricia Sheridan Pasadena, CA water only
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Nika Vicqueneau Irvine, CA water only
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Kengi Carr Santa Monica, CA liquids only
Greg Lawson Redding, CA water only
Mary Burns Redding, CA refugee rations
Vicki Ono Redding, CA refugee rations
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Shirley Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Mary Burns Redding, CA refugee rations
Ted Klaseen Redding, CA water only
Janet Wall Redding, CA water only
John Whitmer, Ph.D. Redding, CA water only
Shaye Stephens-Kennen Redding, CA refugee rations
Greg Beale Redding, CA refugee rations
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Heather Hinkle Newark, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY refugee rations
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Abigail Carr Apex, NC water only
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH water only
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Daisy Rittle Sarasota, FL liquids only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Joanne Wilson refugee rations
Tonya Ringle Wichita, KS water only
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Kaarin Pigford water only
Emily Hagemeister Fargo, ND refugee rations
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Kurtis Parker water only
Julie K. Ross Great Falls, MT liquids only
Valerie Poole Denver, CO refugee rations
Crystal Espinoza Fort Collins, CO water only
Lauren Mauser Bowling Green, KY water only
Brenda Atieno refugee rations
Melissa Vernola Wallingford, CT water only
Stephanie Kowalski Connecticut water only
Nicole Estelle Kansas City, MO liquids only
Paul Shea Pelham, NH refugee rations
Mindy Nienhouse Grand Rapids, MI water only
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Kyle Loewen water only
Daniel Rubio Jr. water only
Sun~Rose liquids only
Penny Mackinnon water only
Tonya Jones water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 20

Wednesday

Josh Davis San Antonio, TX water only
Michael Ditchfield Denver, CO refugee rations
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Sylvia Washington DC water only
Kristy Ramage New Plymouth, New Zealand water only
Makeda Kingston, Jamaica water only
Gion Stump St-Gall, Switzerland water only
Wunmi Agunbiade Lagos, Nigeria water only
Siddharth Hirwe Mumbai, India water only
Jobin Sam Toronto, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Allana Haradyn Nelson, BC, Canada water only
Christina Derby Canada water only
Richard MacKinnon Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Katerina Daniel Korinthos, Greece water only
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Teresa Litchfield Australia water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Gwen Stiewing West Haven, CT water only
June Devisfruto Winter Harbor, ME liquids only
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Heather Schommer St. Paul, MN water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Sandy Renzi Maple Shade, NJ water only
Jennifer Hill Robenalt Austin, TX water only
Jessica Saiz El Paso, TX water only
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Emily Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Kristen Minor San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Megan Goldner San Marcos, TX refugee rations
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Becky Schenck Eugene, OR water only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Jared Schy Portland, OR water only
Lyla Peterson Portland, OR water only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Shannon Keith Bend, OR water only
Sarah Stark Bend, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR water only
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Nika Vicqueneau Irvine, CA water only
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Leo Hidalgo Santa Clarita Valley, CA water only
Jade Halcon Santa Clarita Valley, CA water only
Tara Manshon Santa Clarita Valley, CA water only
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Heather Hinkle Newark, NY water only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY refugee rations
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Taylor Lewin Seattle, WA water only
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Josh Maciejewski Fletcher, NC water only
Abigail Carr Apex, NC water only
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH refugee rations
Johnny Turtle Baltimore, MD refugee rations
Mike Phelan Severna Park, MD
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Mindy Nienhouse Grand Rapids, MI water only
Tonya Ringle Wichita, KS water only
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Kaarin Pigford water only
Emily Hagemeister Fargo, ND water only
Valerie Poole Denver, CO refugee rations
Crystal Espinoza Fort Collins, CO water only
Lauren Mauser Bowling Green, KY water only
Brenda Atieno refugee rations
Melissa Vernola Wallingford, CT water only
Stephanie Kowalski Connecticut water only
Nicole Estelle Kansas City, MO liquids only
Daisy Rittle Sarasota, FL liquids only
Paul Shea Pelham, NH refugee rations
Kevin Twombly Penacook, NH water only
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Sun~Rose liquids only
Penny Mackinnon water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 21

Thursday

David Hodges Little Rock, AR water only
Jane Wales San Francisco, CA
water only
Michael Ditchfield Denver, CO refugee rations
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Sylvia Washington DC water only
Yasmine Kaidbey Beirut, Lebanon water only
Kristy Ramage New Plymouth, New Zealand water only
Jobin Sam Toronto, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Christina Derby Canada water only
Katerina Daniel Korinthos, Greece water only
Gion Stump St-Gall, Switzerland water only
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Phil Smith Maidstone, UK water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Mike Phelan Severna Park, MD
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Sandy Renzi Maple Shade, NJ water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Crystal Treat Mesquite, TX water only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA water only
Julissa Resendiz Oxnard, CA water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Tricia Sheridan Pasadena, CA water only
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Heather Hinkle Newark, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Taylor Lewin Seattle, WA water only
Nik Nair Tukwila, WA water only
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Amanda Columbus, OH liquids only
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Jane Orr Newton, KS water only
Tonya Ringle Wichita, KS water only
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Emily Hagemeister Fargo, ND refugee rations
Michelle water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Kurtis Parker water only
Valerie Poole Denver, CO refugee rations
Lauren Mauser Bowling Green, KY water only
Brenda Atieno refugee rations
Melissa Vernola Wallingford, CT water only
Stephanie Kowalski Connecticut water only
Nicole Estelle Kansas City, MO liquids only
Paul Shea Pelham, NH refugee rations
Kevin Twombly Penacook, NH water only
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Sun~Rose liquids only
Penny Mackinnon water only
Rachel Hooker Jenison, MI water only
Beth Noble Bogdon Lake Mary, FL water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 22

Friday

David Hodges Little Rock, AR water only
Jane Wales San Francisco, CA water only
Michael Ditchfield Denver, CO refugee rations
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Sylvia Washington DC water only
Yasmine Kaidbey Beirut, Lebanon water only
Robert Naouss Beirut, Lebanon water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Jobin Sam Toronto, Canada water only
Christina Derby Canada water only
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Phil Smith Maidstone, UK water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Courtney Gildersleeve Minneapolis, MN water only
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Sandy Renzi Maple Shade, NJ water only
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX water only
Emily Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Megan Goldner San Marcos, TX refugee rations
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Agatha Tutia Houston, TX water only
Crystal Treat Mesquite, TX water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
M. Martin Szczesniak Temecula, CA water only
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Judy Ajifu San Jose, CA water only
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Heather Hinkle Newark, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Taylor Lewin Seattle, WA water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH refugee rations
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Amanda McCrea Charlotte, NC water only
Mike Phelan Severna Park, MD
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Rachel Hooker Jenison, MI water only
Tonya Ringle Wichita, KS water only
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Emily Hagemeister Fargo, ND water only
Valerie Poole Denver, CO water only
Lauren Mauser Bowling Green, KY water only
Brenda Atieno refugee rations
Nicole Estelle Kansas City, MO liquids only
Amy L. Taylor Scottsdale, AZ refugee rations
Paul Shea Pelham, NH refugee rations
Kevin Twombly Penacook, NH water only
ShaKira Burrowes Riverview, FL refugee rations
Nicole Senyak Margate, FL water only
Beth Noble Bogdon Lake Mary, FL water only
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Sun~Rose liquids only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 23

Saturday

David Hodges Little Rock, AR water only
Jane Wales San Francisco, CA water only
Michael Ditchfield Denver, CO refugee rations
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Yasmine Kaidbey Beirut, Lebanon water only
Robert Naouss Beirut, Lebanon water only
Jobin Sam Toronto, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Christina Derby Canada water only
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Phil Smith Maidstone, UK water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Alyssa Burgin San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Crystal Treat Mesquite, TX water only
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Sunil Dagimeti Atlanta, GA liquids only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Debbie Livingston Redding, CA refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH refugee rations
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Mike Phelan Severna Park, MD
Tonya Ringle Wichita, KS water only
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Emily Hagemeister Fargo, ND refugee rations
Kurtis Parker water only
Valerie Poole Denver, CO water only
Lauren Mauser Bowling Green, KY water only
Brenda Atieno refugee rations
Nicole Estelle Kansas City, MO liquids only
Paul Shea Pelham, NH refugee rations
ShaKira Burrowes Riverview, FL refugee rations
Nicole Senyak Margate, FL water only
Rachel Hooker Jenison, MI water only
Catherine Crawford refugee rations

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 24

Sunday

Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA water only
Elizabeth Bushey water only
Loreen McDonald Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa water only
Hannah McDonald Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa water only
Sindisiwe McDonald Grahamstown, South Africa water only
Yasmine Kaidbey Beirut, Lebanon water only
Robert Naouss Beirut, Lebanon water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Marie B. Deane Canada water only
Ria Lapiz Davao, Philippines water only
Heather Odom Tunbridge Wells, Kent. UK water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Heather Schommer St. Paul, MN water only
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Jessica Saiz El Paso, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Maggie Donahue Eugene, OR water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Debbie Livingston Redding, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
Kristen F. Buffalo, NY refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH water only
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Mike Phelan Severna Park, MD
Tonya Ringle Wichita, KS water only
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Lauren Mauser Bowling Green, KY water only
Nicole Estelle Kansas City, MO liquids only
Paul Shea Pelham, NH refugee rations
ShaKira Burrowes Riverview, FL water only
Rachel Hooker Jenison, MI water only
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Sun~Rose liquids only

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and type of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations).

Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Week 3: May 11 – 17, 2009

May 07, 2009 By: Admin Category: Calendar

People Fasting in Solidarity

Week 3: May 11 – 17, 2009

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and type of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations).

Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 11

Monday

Congressman Donald M. Payne Newark, NJ water only
Jon Foreman San Diego, CA water only
Ruth Messinger USA water only
Alban Gj. Thika Shkoder, Albania refugee rations
Teresa Litchfield Australia water only
Maria Olmedo Jimenez Spain water only
Niraj Sinha Canada/India water only
Jacob Ward Burlington, ON, Canada water only
Gail Jankovski Ajax, ON, Canada water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany liquids only
Bode Asiyanbi Benin, Nigeria water only
Mame Sow Senegal water only
Dorena Martin Paris, France water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
David Wetton Bromsgrove, England water only
Rossanna I. Colón Puerto Rico water only
Christina Derby Canada water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada refugee rations
Karley Whamond Niagara Falls, ON, Canada water only
Richard MacKinnon Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya refugee rations
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Jill Saeteurn Sacramento, CA water only
Shoshana Zimmerman Washington DC water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Jennifer Willett New York City, NY water only
Jon Kit Lee New York City, NY water only
John J Fahy Rockaway Park, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Lisa Anderson Rochester, NY water only
Jim Fussell Arlington, VA water only
Jeri Elder Blacksburg, VA water only
Patricia Allen Arlington Heights, IL water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Anne Kenny Strauss Lockport, IL liquids only
Emily Pederson Edina, MN water only
Savanna Ellena Edina, MN water only
Paul Hjellming St. Paul, MN water only
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Michelle Stasil Martinsville, NJ water only
Chris Nevarez West Orange, NJ water only
Jan Brodzinski New Jersey water only
Chelsey Hersley Boise, ID water only
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Jaymie Jenks Shawnee, KS water only
Jane Orr Newton, KS water only
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Debra B El Dorado, AR water only
Laura Anton-May Huntington Beach, CA water only
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Ted Klaseen Redding, CA water only
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA water only
Shirley Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Diane Gandee Sorbi Redwood City, CA water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA refugee rations
Kengi Carr Santa Monica, CA liquids only
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Trellis Huahn Los Angeles, CA water only
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Johnny Sosa Los Angeles, CA water only
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Jacqueline Ortiz Los Angeles, CA water only
Joe Burdick Marysville, CA water only
Alyssa Williams Newport Beach, CA water only
Jennifer Hill Robenalt Austin, TX refugee rations
Eden Blesener Austin, TX refugee rations
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX water only
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Emily Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Megan Goldner San Marcos, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Sarah Moses Houston, TX water only
Victoria Vackar Montgomery, TX water only
Nadia Hamdan Plano, TX water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Leanne Gillespie Hawaii refugee rations
Roz Slovic Eugene, OR refugee rations
Surabhi Mahajan Salem, OR water only
Kalin Yancy Salem, OR water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Rachel Wachman Mansfield, MA water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Allie O’Brien Pensacola, FL liquids only
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Brenda Duplantis Orlando, FL refugee rations
Michelle Cocoa Beach, FL water only
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Mollie (Charlie) McKee Mesa, AZ liquids only
Naomie Barnes Mesa, AZ water only
Jennifer Rouse Laveen, AZ refugee rations
Greta Hansen Phoenix, AZ water only
Shawna Price Phoenix, AZ water only
Gabrielle De Boliere Chandler, AZ water only
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Paula Burnett Shelton, WA water only
Isolina Pommier Redmond, WA water only
Nick Fine Battle Ground, WA water only
Karen Murphy Bellingham, WA water only
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Crista Casey Burgaw, NC refugee rations
L. Forrester Greenville, SC water only
Christina Kay Lafayette, CO water only
Jeanne Rozzo Denver, CO liquids only
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Lexie Grove York, PA water only
Brittany Zeigler York, PA water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Andrea Balderson Columbus, OH refugee rations
Johnny Turtle Baltimore, MD water only
Christa Del Giorno Hagerstown, MD liquids only
Marissa Jillian McClung refugee rations
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Courtney Crew Nashville, TN water only
Michelle water only
Joe Alfonso Atlantic City, NJ water only
Sandra Skare Oregon, WI water only
Jeannie Maloy American Fork, UT water only
Julee Sharik Provo, UT water only
Kaarin Pigford water only
James Greenbaum Little Compton, RI water only
Connie McNutt St. Louis, MO liquids only
Cibele Hasenbeck Piedmont, MO water only
Michelle water only
Kurtis Parker water only
Ken Martin water only
Brenda Atieno refugee rations
Corey Dragge Las Vegas, NV water only
Brittany Bishopp water only
Sun~Rose water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 12

Tuesday

Congressman Donald M. Payne Newark, NJ water only
Jon Foreman San Diego, CA water only
Regan Collins London, UK water only
Alban Gj. Thika Shkoder, Albania refugee rations
Tiff Loh Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia water only
Teresa Litchfield Australia water only
Maria Olmedo Jimenez Spain water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany liquids only
Bode Asiyanbi Benin, Nigeria water only
Nicola Tutzauer Paris, France water only
Dorena Martin Paris, France water only
Rossanna I. Colón Puerto Rico water only
Mame Sow Senegal water only
Christina Derby Canada water only
Richard MacKinnon Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Jacob Ward Burlington, ON, Canada water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Karley Whamond Niagara Falls, ON, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada water only
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya refugee rations
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Jill Saeteurn Sacramento, CA water only
Renee Noyola Jacksonville, FL water only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Allie O’Brien Pensacola, FL liquids only
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
John J Fahy Rockaway Park, NY water only
Lisa Anderson Rochester, NY water only
Chandramouli Mettapalli Flushing, NY water only
Jordon Rothstein New York City, NY water only
Sharlyn Savan Brooklyn, NY water only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Johnny Turtle Baltimore, MD water only
Jessica Saiz El Paso, TX water only
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX refugee rations
Nicole Bates San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Kristen Minor San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Betsy Wingert Canyon, TX water only
Sarah Moses Houston, TX water only
Eden Blesener Austin, TX refugee rations
Linda Sue Barnhart Austin, TX water only
Victoria Vackar Montgomery, TX water only
Nadia Hamdan Plano, TX water only
Vanessa Arce Weslaco, TX water only
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Chris Nevarez West Orange, NJ water only
Jeremy McNabb Auskings Denville, NJ water only
Surabhi Mahajan Salem, OR water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Gabrielle De Boliere Chandler, AZ water only
Mollie (Charlie) McKee Mesa, AZ liquids only
Greta Hansen Phoenix, AZ water only
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Debra B El Dorado, AR water only
Nikki Serapio Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Kengi Carr Santa Monica, CA liquids only
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Johnny Sosa Los Angeles, CA water only
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Jacqueline Ortiz Los Angeles, CA water only
AmyLynne Hicks Los Angeles, CA water only
Sarah Taylor Chino Hills, CA water only
Janet Wall Redding, CA water only
Elizabeth Applewhite Palos Verdes Estates, CA water only
Alyssa Williams Newport Beach, CA water only
Colleen Connors Washington D.C. refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Jennifer Midtgard Troy, MI water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Paula Burnett Shelton, WA water only
Isolina Pommier Redmond, WA water only
Nick Fine Battle Ground, WA water only
Karen Murphy Bellingham, WA water only
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Crista Casey Burgaw, NC refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Katie Whiteman Mooresville, NC refugee rations
L. Forrester Greenville, SC water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Jessica Wickline Clinton, IL water only
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Lexie Grove York, PA water only
Brittany Zeigler York, PA water only
Kelsey Sullivan Harmony, PA water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Andrea Balderson Columbus, OH refugee rations
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH water only
Marissa Jillian McClung refugee rations
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Courtney Crew Nashville, TN water only
Joanne Wilson refugee rations
Joe Alfonso Atlantic City, NJ water only
Michelle Stasil Martinsville, NJ water only
Christa Del Giorno Hagerstown, MD liquids only
Rachel Wachman Mansfield, MA water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Kaarin Pigford water only
James Greenbaum Little Compton, RI water only
Julee Sharik Provo, UT water only
Chris Michigan, USA water only
Connie McNutt St. Louis, MO liquids only
Cibele Hasenbeck Piedmont, MO water only
Paul Hjellming St. Paul, MN water only
Ken Martin water only
Brenda Atieno refugee rations
Corey Dragge Las Vegas, NV water only
Holly Howard water only
Kimberly Posey Spotsylvania, VA water only
Elizabeth Hearn refugee rations
Brittany Bishopp water only
Sun~Rose water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 13

Wednesday

Congressman Donald M. Payne Newark, NJ water only
Jon Foreman San Diego, CA water only
Laura Abbey-Taylor Ottershaw/Surrey, UK water only
Judith Ede, Netherlands water only
Samuel Tranter Blackburn, UK water only
Alban Gj. Thika Shkoder, Albania refugee rations
Teresa Litchfield Australia water only
Maria Olmedo Jimenez Spain water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany liquids only
Bode Asiyanbi Benin, Nigeria water only
Nicola Tutzauer Paris, France water only
Dorena Martin Paris, France water only
Mame Sow Senegal water only
Christina Derby Canada water only
Aki Sensev Mehmet Toronto, ON, Canada water only
Jacob Ward Burlington, ON, Canada water only
Karley Whamond Niagara Falls, ON, Canada water only
Richard MacKinnon Hamilton, ON, Canada water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Elena Zanetti Toronto, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada refugee rations
Makeda Kingston, Jamaica water only
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya refugee rations
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Mary Grace de Guzman Manila, Philippines liquids only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Jill Saeteurn Sacramento, CA water only
Renee Noyola Jacksonville, FL water only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Allie O’Brien Pensacola, FL liquids only
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Linda M. White Orlando, FL water only
Jennifer Hill Robenalt Austin, TX water only
Eden Blesener Austin, TX refugee rations
Linda Sue Barnhart Austin, TX water only
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX refugee rations
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX water only
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Emily Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Megan Goldner San Marcos, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Victoria Vackar Montgomery, TX water only
Nadia Hamdan Plano, TX water only
Vanessa Arce Weslaco, TX water only
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
John J Fahy Rockaway Park, NY water only
Lisa Anderson Rochester, NY water only
Moses Mark Howden Olean, NY water only
Sharlyn Savan Brooklyn, NY water only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Mollie (Charlie) McKee Mesa, AZ liquids only
Kelly Collier Glendale, AZ water only
Gabrielle De Boliere Chandler, AZ water only
Gina Hullum Avondale, AZ water only
Meghan Collier Phoenix, AZ water only
Heather Schommer St. Paul, MN water only
Paul Hjellming St. Paul, MN water only
Jacob McCormick Grand Portage, MN water only
Bill Broring Rochester, MN water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Jared Schy Portland, OR water only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR water only
Stephen Atma Portland, OR water only
Lyla Peterson Portland, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Becky Schenck Eugene, OR water only
Whitney Randall Eugene, OR water only
Shannon Keith Bend, OR water only
Sarah Stark Bend, OR liquids only
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Leanne Gillespie Hawaii refugee rations
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Rachel Wachman Mansfield, MA water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Jennifer Midtgard Troy, MI water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Johnny Sosa Los Angeles, CA water only
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
AmyLynne Hicks Los Angeles, CA water only
Jacqueline Ortiz Los Angeles, CA water only
Kengi Carr Santa Monica, CA liquids only
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Nikki Serapio Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Sarah Taylor Chino Hills, CA water only
Elizabeth Applewhite Palos Verdes Estates, CA water only
Alyssa Williams Newport Beach, CA water only
Jared Kauk San Jose water only
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Paula Burnett Shelton, WA water only
Isolina Pommier Redmond, WA water only
Nick Fine Battle Ground, WA water only
Karen Murphy Bellingham, WA water only
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Katie Whiteman Mooresville, NC refugee rations
Crista Casey Burgaw, NC refugee rations
Josh Maciejewski Fletcher, NC water only
L. Forrester Greenville, SC water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Jessica Wickline Clinton, IL water only
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Lexie Grove York, PA water only
Brittany Zeigler York, PA water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Christopher Bloom Moores Hill, IN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Andrea Balderson Columbus, OH refugee rations
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH refugee rations
Lisa Ammon Ohio water only
Johnny Turtle Baltimore, MD refugee rations
Christa Del Giorno Hagerstown, MD liquids only
Marissa Jillian McClung refugee rations
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Courtney Crew Nashville, TN water only
Joe Alfonso Atlantic City, NJ water only
Chris Nevarez West Orange, NJ water only
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Kaarin Pigford water only
James Greenbaum Little Compton, RI water only
Julee Sharik Provo, UT water only
Connie McNutt St. Louis, MO liquids only
Debra B El Dorado, AR water only
Kurtis Parker water only
Julie K. Ross Great Falls, MT liquids only
Ken Martin water only
Brenda Atieno refugee rations
Corey Dragge Las Vegas, NV water only
Holly Howard water only
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Kimberly Posey Spotsylvania, VA water only
Paul Shea Pelham, NH water only
Elizabeth Hearn refugee rations
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Brittany Bishopp water only
Daniel Rubio Jr. water only
Sun~Rose water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 14

Thursday

Peter Gabriel UK water only
Kate A Silverton Skane, Sweden refugee rations
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Miami, FL water only
Yleem Poblete Washington DC water only
Sarah Preisser Washington DC water only
Robyn Wapner Washington DC water only
Dennis Halpin Fairfax, VA refugee rations
Joan Condon Alexandria, VA water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Alban Gj. Thika Shkoder, Albania refugee rations
Siddharth Hirwe Mumbai, India water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany liquids only
Bode Asiyanbi Benin, Nigeria water only
Andrea Tebbutt Manchester, UK water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Dorena Martin Paris, France liquids only
Christina Derby Canada water only
Aki Sensev Mehmet Toronto, ON, Canada water only
Karley Whamond Niagara Falls, ON, Canada water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Jacob Ward Burlington, ON Canada water only
Maureen Kelly Burlington, ON Canada water only
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya refugee rations
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Mary Grace de Guzman Manila, Philippines liquids only
Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA water only
Katie-Jay Scott Redondo Beach, CA water only
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Jacqueline Ortiz Los Angeles, CA water only
Kengi Carr Santa Monica, CA liquids only
Nikki Serapio Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Brandon Ertis Davis, CA water only
M. Martin Szczesniak Temecula, CA water only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Allie O’Brien Pensacola, FL liquids only
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Jillian McMahon Wellington, FL water only
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Debra B El Dorado, AR water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
John J Fahy Rockaway Park, NY water only
Lisa Anderson Rochester, NY water only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Johnny Turtle Baltimore, MD refugee rations
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Betsy Wingert Canyon, TX water only
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Vanessa Arce Weslaco, TX water only
Linda Sue Barnhart Austin, TX water only
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Gabrielle De Boliere Chandler, AZ water only
Mollie (Charlie) McKee Mesa, AZ liquids only
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Chris Nevarez West Orange, NJ water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Whitney Randall Eugene, OR water only
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Julee Sharik Provo, UT liquids only
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Jennifer Midtgard Troy, MI water only
Jacob McCormick Grand Portage, MN water only
Bill Broring Rochester, MN water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Kyra Bottoms Shoreline, WA water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Paula Burnett Shelton, WA water only
Isolina Pommier Redmond, WA water only
Karen Murphy Bellingham, WA water only
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Crista Casey Burgaw, NC refugee rations
Katie Whiteman Mooresville, NC refugee rations
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Jessica Wickline Clinton, IL water only
Julia Ortiz Chicago, IL water only
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Lexie Grove York, PA water only
Brittany Zeigler York, PA water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Christopher Bloom Moores Hill, IN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Amanda Columbus, OH liquids only
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH water only
Lisa Ammon Ohio water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Joe Alfonso Atlantic City, NJ water only
Christa Del Giorno Hagerstown, MD liquids only
Rachel Wachman Mansfield, MA water only
Sydney Grodi Springfield, MO water only
Jane Orr Newton, KS water only
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Kaarin Pigford water only
Julie K. Ross Great Falls, MT liquids only
Paul Shea Pelham, NH refugee rations
Ken Martin liquids only
Brenda Atieno refugee rations
Holly Howard water only
Elizabeth Hearn refugee rations
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Daniel Rubio Jr. water only
Sun~Rose liquids only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 15

Friday

Peter Gabriel UK water only
Ma. Isabel Rodríguez Sotres México water only
Kate A Silverton Skane, Sweden refugee rations
Joan Condon Alexandria, VA water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Alban Gj. Thika Shkoder, Albania refugee rations
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany liquids only
Christina Derby Canada water only
Karley Whamond Niagara Falls, ON, Canada water only
Jacob Ward Burlington, ON, Canada water only
Taylor Wood Ingersoll, ON, Canada water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya refugee rations
Dorena Martin Paris, France liquids only
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Mary Grace de Guzman Manila, Philippines liquids only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Allie O’Brien Pensacola, FL liquids only
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Jillian McMahon Wellington, FL water only
Russell Thompson Dallas, TX water only
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Emily Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Megan Goldner San Marcos, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Vanessa Arce Weslaco, TX water only
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Whitney Randall Eugene, OR water only
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Rachel Wachman Mansfield, MA water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Megan Ward San Diego, CA water only
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Jill Olson Petaluma, CA water only
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Jacqueline Ortiz Los Angeles, CA water only
Kengi Carr Santa Monica, CA liquids only
Nikki Serapio Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Mollie (Charlie) McKee Mesa, AZ liquids only
Gabrielle De Boliere Chandler, AZ water only
Amy L. Taylor Scottsdale, AZ refugee rations
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Debra B El Dorado, AR water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
John J Fahy Rockaway Park, NY water only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Kyra Bottoms Shoreline, WA water only
Paula Burnett Shelton, WA water only
Isolina Pommier Redmond, WA water only
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Sarah Franks Fayetteville, NC water only
Crista Casey Burgaw, NC refugee rations
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Lexie Grove York, PA water only
Brittany Zeigler York, PA water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Christopher Bloom Moores Hill, IN water only
Jacob McCormick Grand Portage, MN water only
Bill Broring Rochester, MN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH refugee rations
Lisa Ammon Ohio water only
Julee Sharik Provo, UT liquids only
Johnny Turtle Baltimore, MD refugee rations
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Joe Alfonso Atlantic City, NJ water only
Chris Nevarez West Orange, NJ water only
Christa Del Giorno Hagerstown, MD liquids only
Linda Otero Hampton, NH water only
Pietra Otero Hampton, NH liquids only
Paul Shea Pelham, NH refugee rations
Janalyn Salhaney Grand Rapids, MI water only
Sydney Grodi Springfield, MO water only
Kaarin Pigford water only
Kurtis Parker water only
Julie K. Ross Great Falls, MT liquids only
Ken Martin water only
Brenda Atieno refugee rations
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Ashley Isabelle Yelverton Lafayette, LA water only
Elizabeth Hearn refugee rations
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Barbara L. Gertzen refugee rations
Daniel Rubio Jr. water only
Sun~Rose liquids only
Myles Crawley water only
Danica Waters water only
Alana Skye Crawley water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 16

Saturday

Peter Gabriel UK water only
Crystal Cha Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia water only
John Prendergast Washington DC water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Alban Gj. Thika Shkoder, Albania refugee rations
Siddharth Hirwe Mumbai, India water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany liquids only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Christina Derby Canada water only
Dorena Martin Paris, France liquids only
Karley Whamond Niagara Falls, ON, Canada water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya refugee rations
Mary Grace de Guzman Manila, Philippines liquids only
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Russell Thompson Dallas, TX water only
Dorothy Stafford Houston, TX water only
Alyssa Burgin San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Betsy Wingert Canyon, TX water only
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Vanessa Arce Weslaco, TX water only
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Allie O’Brien Pensacola, FL liquids only
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Jillian McMahon Wellington, FL water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Chris Nevarez West Orange, NJ water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Jacqueline Ortiz Los Angeles, CA water only
Kengi Carr Santa Monica, CA liquids only
Megan Ward San Diego, CA water only
Debbie Livingston Redding, CA refugee rations
Nikki Serapio Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Mollie (Charlie) McKee Mesa, AZ liquids only
Gabrielle De Boliere Chandler, AZ water only
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Debra B El Dorado, AR water only
Sunil Dagimeti Atlanta, GA liquids only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
John J Fahy Rockaway Park, NY water only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Paula Burnett Shelton, WA water only
Kyra Bottoms Shoreline, WA water only
Isolina Pommier Redmond, WA water only
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Sarah Franks Feyetteville, NC water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany, IN water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH refugee rations
Johnny Turtle Baltimore, MD refugee rations
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Joe Alfonso Atlantic City, NJ water only
Julee Sharik Provo, UT liquids only
Linda Otero Hampton, NH water only
Paul Shea Pelham, NH refugee rations
Rachel Wachman Mansfield, MA water only
Carmel Dehbi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Sydney Grodi Springfield, MO water only
Kaarin Pigford water only
Julie K. Ross Great Falls, MT liquids only
Ken Martin water only
Brenda Atieno refugee rations
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Ashley Isabelle Yelverton Lafayette, LA water only
Elizabeth Hearn refugee rations
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Daniel Rubio Jr. water only
Sun~Rose liquids only
Myles Crawley water only
Danica Waters water only
Alana Skye Crawley water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 17

Sunday

John Prendergast Washington DC water only
Michael Ditchfield Denver, CO refugee rations
Diego Santana Colombia liquids only
Heather Odom Tunbridge Wells, Kent. UK water only
Crystal Cha Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Alban Gj. Thika Shkoder, Albania refugee rations
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany liquids only
Dorena Martin Paris, France liquids only
Jobin Sam Toronto, Canada water only
Marie B. Deane Canada water only
Christina Derby Canada water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya refugee rations
Mary Grace de Guzman Manila, Philippines liquids only
Judi Reddy Newtown, PA water only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Allie O’Brien Pensacola, FL liquids only
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Johnny Turtle Baltimore, MD refugee rations
Heather Schommer St. Paul, MN water only
Russell Thompson Dallas, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Vanessa Arce Weslaco, TX water only
Adrian Gonzalez Edinburg, TX water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Chris Nevarez West Orange, NJ water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Maggie Donahue Eugene, OR water only
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Hannah Burton Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Beth Willow Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Ava Leigh Stewart Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Jacqueline Ortiz Los Angeles, CA water only
Kengi Carr Santa Monica, CA liquids only
Debbie Livingston Redding, CA refugee rations
Nikki Serapio Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Megan Ward San Diego, CA water only
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA water only
Mollie (Charlie) McKee Mesa, AZ liquids only
Gabrielle De Boliere Chandler, AZ water only
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Debra B El Dorado, AR water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY refugee rations
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
John J Fahy Rockaway Park, NY water only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Paula Burnett Shelton, WA water only
Isolina Pommier Redmond, WA water only
Kyra Bottoms Shoreline, WA water only
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Sarah Franks Fayetteville, NC water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Teresa Earley Gilbert New Albany water only
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Kimberly Strawska Hackett Cincinnati, OH water only
DeChantel Ramge Dublin, OH water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Joe Alfonso Atlantic City, NJ water only
Linda Otero Hampton, NH water only
Rachel Wachman Mansfield, MA water only
Carmel Debhi Shrewsbury, MA water only
Kaarin Pigford water only
Emily Hagemeister Fargo, ND refugee rations
Kurtis Parker water only
Julie K. Ross Great Falls, MT liquids only
Paul Shea Pelham, NH refugee rations
Ken Martin liquids only
Brenda Atieno refugee rations
Emily Bland Roeland Park, KS refugee rations
Ashley Isabelle Yelverton Lafayette, LA water only
Elizabeth Hearn refugee rations
Kristina Crouch Hampton, VA water only
Catherine Crawford refugee rations
Daniel Rubio Jr. water only
Sun~Rose liquids only
Myles Crawley water only
Danica Waters water only
Alana Skye Crawley water only

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and type of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations).

Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Week 2: May 4 – 10, 2009

May 07, 2009 By: Admin Category: Calendar

People Fasting in Solidarity

Week 2: May 4 – 10, 2009

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and type of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations).

Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 4

Monday

Mia Farrow Connecticut water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Andrea Wells Bethlehem, CT refugee rations
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada water only
Johnny Fisher Windsor, ON, Canada refugee rations
Gemma McClure Stirling, Scotland water only
Camillo Di Cicco Rome, Italy water only
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya water only
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Ruth Messinger USA water only
Ann Jessup Laramie, WY water only
Patricia Allen Arlington Heights, IL water only
Susan Shimer Chicago, IL water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Helga Moor New York City, NY refugee rations
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Bridgit Antoinette Evans New York water only
Jan Brodzinski New Jersey water only
Jim Fussell Arlington, VA water only
Courtney Gildersleeve Minneapolis, MN water only
Marilyn Ricci Minneapolis, MN water only
Emily Pederson Edina, MN water only
Savanna Ellena Edina, MN water only
Jaymie Jenks Shawnee, KS water only
Chelsey Hersley Boise, ID water only
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Marcia Prasch Boise, ID water only,
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX water only
Jennifer Hill Robenalt Austin, TX refugee rations
Thea Blesener Austin, TX water only
Heith Root San Antonio, TX water only
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Emily Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Megan Goldner San Marcos, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Ted Klaseen Redding, CA water only
Patty Somers Anaheim, CA water only
Veronica Marin-Bowling East Palo Alto, CA refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Trellis Huahn Los Angeles, CA water only
Morro K. Ceesay Los Angeles, CA water only
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Katherine Hodges Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA refugee rations
Kadijah Moss La Puente, CA water only
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Surabhi Mahajan Salem, OR water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Rhea DuMont Portland, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR water only
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR refugee rations
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Jennifer Rouse Laveen, AZ refugee rations
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Evelyn Coleman Asheville, NC refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Christina Kay Lafayette, CO water only
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Kaydee Provost Reno, NV water only
Rose Spink Covington, GA refugee rations
Nia Reed Atlanta, GA water only
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington, DC water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Michelle water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 5

Tuesday

Mia Farrow Connecticut water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Andrea Wells Bethlehem, CT water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany water only
Carolyn Lawrence Canada water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada refugee rations
David Brown Nottingham, UK water only
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya water only
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii water only
Susan Shimer Chicago, IL water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Ann Jessup Laramie, WY water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Helga Moor New York City, NY water only
Judy Rosenblatt New York City, NY refugee rations
Armida Cook New York City, NY refugee rations
Jay Blackman East Meadow, NY water only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Bridgit Antoinette Evans New York water only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA water only
Shirley Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Veronica Marin-Bowling East Palo Alto, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Morro K. Ceesay Los Angeles, CA water only
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Katherine Hodges Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Kadijah Moss La Puente, CA water only
Jenna Fox Reno, NV water only
Eddie Jamrog Reno, NV water only
Kaitlyn Denzler Reno, NV water only
Gerald Wozniak Reno, NV water only
Carolina Chacon Reno, NV water only
Sarah Boka Reno, NV water only
Joaquin Rafael Roces Reno, NV water only
Emily Minor Reno, NV water only
Kaydee Provost Reno, NV water only
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Jessica Saiz El Paso, TX water only
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX refugee rations
Nicole Bates San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Surabhi Mahajan Salem, OR water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR water only
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR refugee rations
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Colleen Connors Washington D.C. refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Evelyn Coleman Asheville, NC refugee rations
Marilynn Summers Ambler, PA water only
Diana Serianni Ambler, PA water only
Sheila Janca Bellevue, NE water only
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington, DC water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Marissa Jillian McClung refugee rations
Nia Reed Atlanta, GA water only
Jeri Elder Blacksburg, VA water only
Joanne Wilson refugee rations

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 6

Wednesday

Mia Farrow Connecticut water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Athalia Cailloux Paris, France 1/2 refugee rations
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany water only
Jane Bryce Caserta, Italy water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Elena Zanetti Toronto, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada water only
Makeda Kingston, Jamaica water only
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
David Brown Nottingham, UK water only
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya refugee rations
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Susan Shimer Chicago, IL water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Ann Jessup Laramie, WY water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR water only
Stephen Atma Portland, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR water only
Jared Schy Portland, OR water only
Lyla Peterson Portland, OR water only
Becky Schenck Eugene, OR water only
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR refugee rations
Shannon Keith Bend, OR water only
Sarah Stark Bend, OR liquids only
Marty Fromer Oregon water only
Heather Schommer St. Paul, MN water only
Laura Dahlquist Coon Rapids, MN water only
Jennifer Wraalstad Coon Rapids, MN water only
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Jennifer Hill Robenalt Austin, TX water only
Jessica Saiz El Paso, TX water only
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX refugee rations
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX water only
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Emily Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Megan Goldner San Marcos, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Brian Prince Houston, TX water only
Adina Covaci-Prince Houston, TX water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Adelina Manaut Honolulu, HI water only
Jeremy Wong Honolulu, HI water only
Ryan Manaut Honolulu, HI water only
Jessica Gronna Honolulu, HI water only
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Lynne Wonacott Redding, CA refugee rations
Veronica Marin-Bowling East Palo Alto, CA refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Anush Avejic Sunland, CA water only
Cameron Van Patterson Long Beach, CA refugee rations
Morro K. Ceesay Los Angeles, CA water only
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Katherine Hodges Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Michelle Ferrell San Diego, CA liquids only
Kadijah Moss La Puente, CA water only
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Meghan Franco Buckeye, AZ refugee rations
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Evelyn Coleman Asheville, NC refugee rations
Catherine DellaMea Asheville, NC water only
Sheila Janca Bellevue, NE water only
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Rose Spink Covington, GA refugee rations
Rachel Walters Atlanta, GA water only
Nia Reed Atlanta, GA water only
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington, DC water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Marissa Jillian McClung refugee rations
Dee Stanley Murfreesboro, TN water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Jeri Elder Blacksburg, VA water only
Jennifer Midtgard Michigan water only


Date Name Hometown Fast
May 7

Thursday

Mia Farrow Connecticut water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Athalia Cailloux Paris, France 1/2 refugee rations
Mame Sow Senegal water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada refugee rations
David Brown Nottingham, UK water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya refugee rations
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Maya Marin Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA water only
Katie-Jay Scott Redondo Beach, CA water only
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Randy Newcomb San Francisco, CA water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Morro K. Ceesay Los Angeles, CA water only
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Katherine Hodges Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Susan Shimer Chicago, IL water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Ann Jessup Laramie, WY water only
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Adelina Manaut Honolulu, HI water only
Jeremy Wong Honolulu, HI water only
Ryan Manaut Honolulu, HI water only
Jessica Gronna Honolulu, HI water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR water only
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR refugee rations
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Meghan Franco Buckeye, AZ refugee rations
Kimberly Manaut Tucson, AZ water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Tiffany Mulryan Bellingham, WA water only
Tiffany Marie Bellingham, WA water only
Summer Stelmach Bellingham, WA water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Michelle Ferrell San Diego, CA liquids only
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Evelyn Coleman Asheville, NC refugee rations
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington, DC water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Marissa Jillian McClung refugee rations
Rachel Walters Atlanta, GA water only
Nia Reed Atlanta, GA water only
Dee Stanley Murfreesboro, TN water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Jeri Elder Blacksburg, VA water only
Jennifer Midtgard Michigan water only
Connie Hansen Edina, MN refugee rations


Date Name Hometown Fast
May 8

Friday

Richard Branson UK water only
David Brown Nottingham, UK water only
Ruth Coppard Sheffield , England water only
Elizabeth Hearn London, England water only
Athalia Cailloux Paris, France 1/2 refugee rations
Mame Sow Senegal water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada water only
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya refugee rations
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Courtney Gildersleeve Minneapolis, MN water only
Roger Peterson Maple Grove, MN refugee rations
Susan Shimer Chicago, IL water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Russell Thompson Dallas, TX water only
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX refugee rations
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Emily Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Kristen Minor San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Megan Goldner San Marcos, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Adelina Manaut Honolulu, HI water only
Ryan Manaut Honolulu, HI water only
Jessica Gronna Honolulu, HI water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Maya Marin Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Morro K. Ceesay Los Angeles, CA water only
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Katherine Hodges Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
M. Martin Szczesniak Temecula, CA water only
Michelle Ferrell San Diego, CA liquids only
Camela Mays San Diego, CA water only
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR refugee rations
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Meghan Franco Buckeye, AZ refugee rations
Kimberly Manaut Tucson, AZ water only
Mollie (Charlie) McKee Mesa, AZ liquids only
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Tiffany Mulryan Bellingham, WA water only
Tiffany Marie Bellingham, WA water only
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Evelyn Coleman Asheville, NC refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Melissa Collum Wisconsin water only
Rose Spink Covington, GA refugee rations
Rachel Walters Atlanta, GA water only
Nia Reed Atlanta, GA water only
Lexie Grove York, PA water only
Brittany Zeigler York, PA water only
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington, DC water only
Johnny Turtle Baltimore, MD water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Marissa Jillian McClung refugee rations
Dee Stanley Murfreesboro, TN water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Jeri Elder Blacksburg, VA water only
Jennifer Midtgard Michigan water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 9

Saturday

Richard Branson UK water only
Liz Palmer Brighton, UK refugee rations
Ruth Coppard Sheffield , England water only
Elizabeth Hearn London, England water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany water only
Mame Sow Senegal water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada refugee rations
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya refugee rations
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Susan Shimer Chicago, IL water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Brenda Duplantis Orlando, FL refugee rations
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Russell Thompson Dallas, TX water only
Dorothy Stafford Houston, TX water only
Sarah Moses Houston, TX water only
Alyssa Burgin San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Arielle Hirsch Longport,NJ water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Adelina Manaut Honolulu, HI water only
Ryan Manaut Honolulu, HI water only
Jessica Gronna Honolulu, HI water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR refugee rations
Kalin Yancy Salem, OR water only
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Debbie Livingston Redding, CA refugee rations
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Kengi Carr Santa Monica, CA liquids only
Maya Marin Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Morro K. Ceesay Los Angeles, CA water only
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Katherine Hodges Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Michelle Ferrell San Diego, CA liquids only
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Sunil Dagimeti Atlanta, GA liquids only
Rachel Walters Atlanta, GA water only
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Meghan Franco Buckeye, AZ refugee rations
Mollie (Charlie) McKee Mesa, AZ liquids only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Evelyn Coleman Asheville, NC refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Crista Casey Burgaw, NC refugee rations
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Lexie Grove York, PA water only
Brittany Zeigler York, PA water only
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington, DC water only
Johnny Turtle Baltimore, MD water only
Wanda McCoy Baltimore, MD water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Marissa Jillian McClung refugee rations
Dee Stanley Murfreesboro, TN water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Jeri Elder Blacksburg, VA water only
Kimberly Manaut Tucson, AZ refugee rations
Christa Del Giorno Hagerstown, MD liquids only
Sandra Skare Oregon, WI water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 10

Sunday

Richard Branson UK water only
Ruth Coppard Sheffield , England water only
Elizabeth Hearn London, England water only
Mame Sow Senegal water only
Marie B. Deane Canada water only
Christina Derby Canada water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada water only
Lillian Stuart Nairobi, Kenya refugee rations
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Kremena Stoimenova Sofia, Bulgaria water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Susan Shimer Chicago, IL water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
Jon Kit Lee New York City, NY water only
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Johnny Turtle Baltimore, MD water only
Heather Schommer St. Paul, MN water only
Erika Der Sarkissian California water only
Pastor Heather Williams South Pasadena, CA 1/2 refugee rations
Kengi Carr Santa Monica, CA liquids only
Maya Marin Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Lucy Kelly Los Angeles, CA water only
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Evonne Heyning Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Debbie Livingston Redding, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA water only
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Nikita Shieil-Rolle Miami, FL liquids only
Brenda Duplantis Orlando, FL refugee rations
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Adelina Manaut Honolulu, HI water only
Ryan Manaut Honolulu, HI water only
Shiyana Thenabadu Honolulu, HI refugee rations
Krystal Walker Newark, NJ water only
Abby Bender Margate City, NJ water only
Jessica Saiz El Paso, TX water only
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX refugee rations
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Sarah Moses Houston, TX water only
Maggie Donahue Eugene, OR water only
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR water only
Kalin Yancy Salem, OR water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Mollie (Charlie) McKee Mesa, AZ liquids only
Kimberly Manaut Tucson, AZ refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Jenny Cochrane Seattle, WA refugee rations
Karen Murphy Bellingham, WA water only
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Robin Greco Wright Statesville, NC refugee rations
Crista Casey Burgaw, NC refugee rations
Sreenivas Vulavala Alpharetta, GA refugee rations
Rachel Walters Atlanta, GA water only
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Lexie Grove York, PA water only
Brittany Zeigler York, PA water only
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington, DC water only
Nancy Hendricks Cahill Bloomington, IN refugee rations
Colleen Arnett Columbus, OH refugee rations
Lauren Kimmel Columbus, OH refugee rations
Marissa Jillian McClung refugee rations
Dee Stanley Murfreesboro, TN water only
Criston Bradford Memphis, TN refugee rations
Jeri Elder Blacksburg, VA water only
Christa Del Giorno Hagerstown, MD liquids only
Wanda McCoy Baltimore, MD water only
Sandra Skare Oregon, WI water only
Jen Smock Salt Lake City, UT liquids only
Elizabeth Hearn water only

To join Darfur Fast for Life for one day or more, send an e-mail to join@fastdarfur.org with your name, date(s) fasting, hometown, and type of fasting you will participate in (water only or refugee rations).

Please be sure to check with your doctor, if you intend on doing any extended form of fasting.

Week 1: April 27 – May 3, 2009

May 07, 2009 By: Admin Category: Calendar

People Fasting in Solidarity

Week 1: April 27 – May 3, 2009

Calendar continuously updated and will continue to expand beyond current dates.

Date Name Hometown Fast
April 27

Monday

Mia Farrow Connecticut water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Ruth Messinger USA water only
Dave Rubenstein Washington DC water only
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington DC water only
Surabhi Mahajan Salem, OR water only
Roz Slovic Eugene, OR water only
Becky Schenck Eugene, OR water only
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR refugee rations
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Najam Haq Portland, OR water only
Jared Schy Portland, OR water only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Cynthia Webb Chestnut Ridge, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Jim Fussell Arlington, VA water only
Grace Miller USA water only
Trellis Huahn Los Angeles, CA water only
Tzivia Schwartz Getzug Los Angeles, CA water only
Lisa Jehle Bakersfield, CA water only
Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA refugee rations
Kim Amadril Santa Monica, CA refugee rations
Fr. Vazken Movsesian Glendale, CA water only
Nare Kupelian Glendale, CA water only
Ted Klaseen Redding, CA water only
Marv Steinberg Redding, CA water only
Cathy Lefler Redding, CA water only
Shirley Steinberg Redding, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Rabbi Lee Bycel San Francisco, CA water only
Regina Gehrisch Vista, CA water only
Daian Hennington Monterey, CA water only
Veronica Marin-Bowling East Palo Alto, CA refugee rations
Monette Pierce Anderson, CA refugee rations
Priti Bhattarai Kathmandu water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany water only
Emily Pederson Edina, MN water only
Savanna Ellena Edina, MN water only
Ellen Kennedy Edina, MN water only
Connie Hansen Edina, MN water only
Karen Callahan Plymouth, MN water only
Courtney Gildersleeve Minneapolis, MN water only
Brittany Libra Minneapolis, MN water only
Jackie Meyer Brainerd, MN water only
Mary Colleen Johnson Bemidji, MN water only
Katie Peterson St Paul, MN water only
Anna Meyer St Paul, MN water only
Nathan Dodge Shoreview, MN refugee rations
Darline Weihl Waterloo, IL water only
Patricia Allen Arlington Heights, IL water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Genenda Milloy Nashville, IL water only
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Jaymie Jenks Shawnee, KS water only
Chelsey Hersley Boise, ID water only
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Shahrzad Nouraini Honolulu, HI water only
Orion Whetstone Ewa Beach, HI water only
Lynne Wooddell Kailua, HI refugee rations
Madir Scolpini Maui, HI refugee rations
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Russell Thompson Dallas, TX water only
Laura McCarthy Dallas, TX water only
John Montgomery Houston, TX water only
Jessica Saiz El Paso, TX water only
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX water only
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Emily Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Megan Goldner San Marcos, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Trish Zahner Lenox, MA liquids only
Jennifer Rouse Laveen, AZ refugee rations
Jeff Smith Denver, CO refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Samantha Mathers Green Cove Springs, FL water only
Margaret Cavanaugh Orlando, FL liquids only
Cathy Robinson Mobile, AL refugee rations
Ruthann Daly Somerset, NJ water only
Leslie Thomas water only
Michael Hrzic water only
Michelle water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
April 28

Tuesday

Mia Farrow Connecticut water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Jerry Fowler USA water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii water only
Orion Whetstone Ewa Beach, HI water only
Gretchen Steidle Wallace Hanover, NH water only
Lynne Wooddell Kailua, HI refugee rations
Margaret Cavanaugh Orlando, FL liquids only
Peter Mursak Clearwater, FL water only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Samantha Mathers Green Cove Springs, FL water only
John Prendergast Washington, DC water only
David Saperstein Washington, DC water only
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington, DC water only
Stephanie Shain Washington, DC water only
Adam Roberts Washington, DC water only
Colleen Connors Washington, DC refugee rations
Surabhi Mahajan Salem, OR water only
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR refugee rations
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Najam Haq Portland, OR water only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Kim Nichols Denmark, WI water only
Ann Jessup Laramie, WY water only
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Luisa Gaxiola Culiacan, Mexico liquids only
Jeanette Iles United Kingdom liquids only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany water only
Priti Bhattarai Kathmandu, Nepal water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada water only
Donny Shannon Rainy River, ON Canada water only
Lynne Godfrey Canada water only
Douglas Godfrey Canada water only
Nicholas Corey Danby, VT water only
Ally Antonini USA water only
Georgett Johnson North Carolina water only
Luisa Angulo Corpus Christi, TX liquids only
Jason Dominguez Corpus Christi, TX water only
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Nicole Bates San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX refugee rations
John Montgomery Houston, TX refugee rations
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Regina Gehrisch Vista, CA water only
Shaye Stephens Redding, CA water only
Lisa Jehle Bakersfield, CA water only
Morro K. Ceesay Los Angeles, CA water only
Kim Amadril Santa Monica, CA refugee rations
Veronica Marin-Bowling East Palo Alto, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Monette Pierce Anderson, CA refugee rations
Scott Casey Corona, CA water only
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Funmi Esuruoso Sharon Hill, PA water only
Susan Morgan Boston, MA water only
Elizabeth Pickett Gray Martha’s Vineyard, MA water only
Katie Krizman Somerville, MA liquids only
Trish Zahner Lenox, MA liquids only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Mary Jane Kinney New York City, NY water only
Helga Moor New York City, NY water only
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Kayla Ciccotti East Aurora, NY water only
Samantha Pipo East Aurora, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Jonathon Strouse Detroit, MI liquids only
Nancy H. Cahill Bloomington, IN water only
Dave Robinson Louisville, KY refugee rations
Molly Fitzgibbons Arizona water only
Danyale McCurdy Lawrence, KS water only
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Jeff Smith Denver, CO refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Melanie Hodges Pullman, WA water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Ruthann Daly Somerset, NJ water only
Leslie Thomas water only
Michael Hrzic water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
April 29

Wednesday

Mia Farrow Connecticut water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Dorothy Kearney Allison Park, PA water only
Barbara Tasco Nottingham, PA water only
Judy Sombar Pittsburgh, PA water only
Gretchen Steidle Wallace Hanover, NH water only
Peter Mursak Clearwater, FL water only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Samantha Mathers Green Cove Springs, FL water only
Christine Light Portland, OR water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Najam Haq Portland, OR water only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR water only
Stephen Atma Portland, OR water only
Jared Schy Portland, OR water only
Lyla Peterson Portland, OR water only
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Becky Schenck Eugene, OR water only
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR refugee rations
Priti Bhattarai Kathmandu water only
Jeanette Iles United Kingdom liquids only
David Brown Nottingham, UK water only
Jane Bryce Caserta, Italy water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany water only
Jenna Braunstein Melbourne, Australia water only
Luisa Gaxiola Culiacan, Mexico liquids only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada refugee rations
Donny Shannon Rainy River, ON Canada water only
Johnny Fisher Windsor, ON, Canada water only
Elena Zanetti Toronto, Canada water only
Makeda Kingston, Jamaica water only
Ann Jessup Laramie, WY water only
Heather Schommer St. Paul, MN water only
Sharon Cobb Nashville, TN water only
Jessica Saiz El Paso, TX water only
Jennifer Hill Robenalt Austin, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX water only
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Emily Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Megan Goldner San Marcos, TX refugee rations
John Montgomery Houston, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Jason Dominguez Corpus Christi, TX water only
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Lynne Wooddell Kailua, HI refugee rations
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Andrea Gilbert North Little Rock, AR water only
Dave Robinson Louisville, KY refugee rations
Jeremy Steinman Independence, KY water only
Regina Gehrisch Vista, CA water only
Lisa Jehle Bakersfield, CA water only
Daniel Price Pomona, CA water only
Lynne Wonacott Redding, CA refugee rations
Veronica Marin-Bowling East Palo Alto, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Monette Pierce Anderson, CA refugee rations
Jon Vincent Hesperia, CA water only
Caasi Nakasone Pomona, CA water only
Morro K. Ceesay Los Angeles, CA water only
Kim Amadril Santa Monica, CA refugee rations
Joanne Leslie Santa Monica, CA tea only
Scott Casey Corona, CA water only
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Kathleen Duason Woburn, MA water only
Katie Krizman Somerville, MA liquids only
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Trish Zahner Lenox, MA liquids only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Thomas Lieber Cooperstown, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Mary Jane Kinney New York City, NY water only
Helga Moor New York City, NY refugee rations
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Kayla Ciccotti East Aurora, NY water only
Samantha Pipo East Aurora, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Funmi Esuruoso Sharon Hill, PA water only
Georgett Johnson North Carolina water only
Donna Barnett Tuscaloosa, AL water only
Christina Cairo Atlanta, GA water only
Rose Spink Covington, GA refugee rations
Jacqueline Watts Washington, IL water only
Jane Allard Springfield, IL water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Jonathon Strouse Detroit, MI liquids only
Nancy H. Cahill Bloomington, IN water only
Tracey Jones Peru, IN water only
Jeff Smith Denver, CO refugee rations
Molly Fitzgibbons Arizona water only
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Melanie Hodges Pullman, WA water only
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Jim Phelan water only
Ryan Fianza water only
Ruthann Daly Somerset, NJ water only
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington, DC water only
Leslie Thomas water only
Michael Hrzic water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
April 30

Thursday

Mia Farrow Connecticut water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Barbara Tasco Nottingham, PA water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada water only
Johnny Fisher Windsor, ON, Canada refugee rations
Jenna Braunstein Melbourne, Australia water only
Jeanette Iles United Kingdom liquids only
Peter Mursak Clearwater, FL water only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Samantha Mathers Green Cove Springs, FL water only
Gretchen Steidle Wallace Hanover, NH water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Leslie Blumberg New York City, NY water only
Mary Jane Kinney New York City, NY water only
Helga Moor New York City, NY refugee rations
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Regina Gehrisch Vista, CA water only
Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA water only
Katie-Jay Scott Redondo Beach, CA water only
Jeremiah Forest Laguna Niguel, CA water only
Eric Angel Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Morro K. Ceesay Los Angeles, CA water only
Kadijah Moss La Puente, CA water only
Kim Amadril Santa Monica, CA water only
Diane Gandee Sorbi Redwood City, CA water only
Susan Roe Sausalito, CA water only
Janet Wall Millville, CA water only
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Veronica Marin-Bowling East Palo Alto, CA refugee rations
Monette Pierce Anderson, CA refugee rations
Francesca Roveda Berkeley, CA refugee rations
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Andrea Gilbert North Little Rock, AR water only
Ann Jessup Laramie, WY water only
Cory Preston Portland, OR water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR water only
Barbara Kite Portland, OR water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Portland, OR water only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR refugee rations
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Tracey Jones Peru, IN water only
Dylan Melling Evansville, IN water only
Nancy H. Cahill Bloomington, IN water only
Jonathon Strouse Detroit, MI liquids only
Jackie Sauer USA water only
Carol Pavliska San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX refugee rations
John Montgomery Houston, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Jason Dominguez Corpus Christi, TX water only
Jeremy Steinman Independence, KY water only
Rachel Gutzmer Liberal, KS water only
Sandra Hammel Portsmouth, RI refugee rations
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Lynne Wooddell Kailua, HI refugee rations
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Christina Cairo Atlanta, GA water only
Katie Krizman Somerville, MA liquids only
Trish Zahner Lenox, MA refugee rations
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Jane Allard Springfield, IL water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Jeff Smith Denver, CO refugee rations
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Melanie Hodges Pullman, WA water only
Pavan Rudraraju Birmingham, AL water only
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington, DC water only
Leslie Thomas water only
Michael Hrzic water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 1

Friday

Mia Farrow Connecticut water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Barbara Tasco Nottingham, PA water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Lee Chamberland Vancouver, Canada refugee rations
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada refugee rations
Johnny Fisher Windsor, ON, Canada refugee rations
Jean Lowery Perth Western Australia water only
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Peter Mursak Clearwater, FL water only
Richard Jay Simon Plantation, FL water only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Samantha Mathers Green Cove Springs, FL water only
Gretchen Steidle Wallace Hanover, NH water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Leslie Blumberg New York City, NY water only
Mary Jane Kinney New York City, NY water only
Helga Moor New York City, NY refugee rations
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Sun~Rose Mienik Port Washington, NY liquids only
Ann Jessup Laramie, WY water only
Courtney Gildersleeve Minneapolis, MN water only
Roger Peterson Maple Grove, MN water only
Najam Haq Portland, OR water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR water only
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR refugee rations
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX water only
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX refugee rations
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Emily Goldner San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Megan Goldner San Marcos, TX refugee rations
John Montgomery Houston, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Andrea Gilbert North Little Rock, AR water only
Regina Gehrisch Vista, CA water only
Kim Amadril Santa Monica, CA water only
M. Martin Szczesniak Temecula, CA water only
Morro K. Ceesay Los Angeles, CA water only
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Kadijah Moss La Puente, CA water only
Susan Roe Sausalito, CA water only
Veronica Marin-Bowling East Palo Alto, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Monette Pierce Anderson, CA refugee rations
Katie Krizman Somerville, MA liquids only
Tracy Harding Quincy, MA water only
Trish Zahner Lenox, MA refugee rations
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Tracey Jones Peru, IN water only
Kelsey Antrim West Lafayette, IN water only
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Kaydee Provost Reno, NV water only
Vicki Raines refugee rations
Rose Spink Covington, GA refugee rations
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington, DC water only
Leslie Thomas water only
Michael Hrzic water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 2

Saturday

Mia Farrow Connecticut water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Andrea Wells Bethlehem, CT water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Nicole Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada water only
Johnny Fisher Windsor, ON, Canada refugee rations
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Peter Mursak Clearwater, FL water only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Samantha Mathers Green Cove Springs, FL water only
Gretchen Steidle Wallace Hanover, NH water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Leslie Blumberg New York City, NY water only
Helga Moor New York City, NY refugee rations
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Ann Jessup Laramie, WY water only
Russell Thompson Dallas, TX water only
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX refugee rations
Alyssa Burgin San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Andrea Gilbert North Little Rock, AR water only
Regina Gehrisch Vista, CA water only
Greg Lawson Redding, CA water only
Debbie Livingston Redding, CA refugee rations
Morro K. Ceesay Los Angeles, CA water only
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Kadijah Moss La Puente, CA water only
Veronica Marin-Bowling East Palo Alto, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR water only
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR refugee rations
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Sunil Dagimeti Atlanta, GA water only
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Trish Zahner Lenox, MA refugee rations
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Kaydee Provost Reno, NV water only
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington, DC water only

Date Name Hometown Fast
May 3

Sunday

Mia Farrow Connecticut water only
Nell Okie Madison, CT refugee rations
Andrea Wells Bethlehem, CT water only
Hartmut Premendra Mayer Germany water only
Bagameri Noemi-Lenke Cluj-Napoca, Romania water only
Marie B. Deane Canada water only
Irene Barrett Ottawa, Canada water only
Saer Von Gobben Edmonton, Canada refugee rations
Johnny Fisher Windsor, ON, Canada refugee rations
Jos-hua Chiang Mai, Thailand liquids only
Peter Mursak Clearwater, FL water only
Regina Husbands West Palm Beach, FL refugee rations
Samantha Mathers Green Cove Springs, FL water only
Gretchen Steidle Wallace Hanover, NH water only
Marin Stark-Steinberg Hauppauge, NY water only
John Durst New York City, NY liquids only
Leslie Blumberg New York City, NY water only
Helga Moor New York City, NY refugee rations
Imani Bolling White Plains, NY water only
Ann Jessup Laramie, WY water only
Edrie Irvine Silver Spring, MD water only
Heather Schommer St. Paul, MN water only
Pam Omidyar Hawaii refugee rations
Ellie Pavliska San Antonio, TX water only
Tammy Pendleton Kemp, TX refugee rations
Alecia Harris San Antonio, TX water only
Shannon Sedgwick Davis San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Susan Smylie San Antonio, TX refugee rations
Kara Mariel Hernandez Corpus Christi, TX refugee rations
Steve Barnhill Houston, TX refugee rations
Maggie Donahue Eugene, OR water only
Kimberly S Lewis Eugene, OR refugee rations
Tod Hunter Foulk Troutdale, OR water only
Victoria Trabosh Portland, OR liquids only
Nancy Grant Portland, OR liquids only
Karen Lonon-Jones Reedsport, OR liquids only
Najam Haq Portland, OR refugee rations
Alysha Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Stephen Atma Portland, OR refugee rations
Roger Neyman Portland, OR refugee rations
Joel Thorson Portland, OR water only
Jen Sibley Massachusetts refugee rations
Marilyn Griep Boise, ID refugee rations
Kristi Trader Jackson, MI refugee rations
Marbella Brown Sequim, WA refugee rations
Susan Shimer Chicago, IL water only
Sharen Stennett Rockford, IL refugee rations
Rexene Worrell Lake Havasu City, AZ liquids only
Angela Chapman Searcy, AR liquids only
Regina Gehrisch Vista, CA water only
Debbie Livingston Redding, CA refugee rations
Victoria Wilkinson Rocklin, CA liquids only
Veronica Marin-Bowling East Palo Alto, CA refugee rations
Esther Sprague San Francisco, CA refugee rations
Morro K. Ceesay Los Angeles, CA water only
Kim Biddle Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Evonne Heyning Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Katherine Hodges Los Angeles, CA refugee rations
Kadijah Moss La Puente, CA water only
Francesca Roveda Berkeley CA water only
Tamica Theus Norwalk, CA water only
Maureen Detrick Rocky Mount, NC refugee rations
Evelyn Coleman Asheville, NC refugee rations
Sreenivas Vulavala Alpharetta, GA refugee rations
Karene Stapleton refugee rations
Kaydee Provost Reno, NV water only
Rasheedah Ahmad Washington, DC water only

Day 11

May 07, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mia Farrow

I’m really struggling today.

Lane County Darfur Coalition’s Message

May 07, 2009 By: cory Category: Oregon Community

May 7 – Day 11 of Mia Farrow’s Hunger Strike

May 07, 2009 By: Admin Category: Front Page Updates

Thursday: 289 people have joined the fast and today 71 people are fasting with Mia and in solidarity with the people of Darfur

UPDATES

Mohamed passes on message from inside Darfur

May 06, 2009 By: Gabriel Category: Mohamed Yahya

Can you believe this?

I contacted a few refugees in Chad and Darfur, before meeting with Mia. I told them that I would be with Mia today because she is fasting for you guys. She is killing herself for you. I also started the fast with her, along with hundreds more around the US and the world. I told them that Gabriel and Katie-Jay, who also visited you last month in the camps, are leading the campaign. The refugees know you Gabriel and Katie-Jay and Mia because of the many visits you conducted to Chad and Darfur!

They are thrilled and said:

“Alhamdullilah, mashaalla, Alahu akbar. When our Muslim brothers and sisters remained silent, Mia and Americans are fasting for us, supporting us spiritually and fiscally. May our God bless them and accept their fast and the noble efforts on behalf of us.

They also said:

“Please Mohamed tell Mia not to fast anymore because she’s weak and we don’t want her to do more harm for herself than she has been already doing now. It’s enough for her what she sacrificed so far and all she has spoken and pleaded for the whole world to help us. The leaders are not listening. But our God is listening. We will be okay. We want her strong, alive and healthy to come to see us again with her good friends. Thank you so much for Mia and all those fasting in America and the rest of the world for us. God bless you all in America and beyond. God bless all the generous and kind people.”

This is exactly what I heard from them.

Mohamed

Tuesday and Wednesday, Days 19 and 20

May 06, 2009 By: Admin Category: Pam Omidyar

Fasting with only water yesterday was easier than last week. My body is adjusting to the lack of adequate calories. I am losing weight and definitely moving much slower than the early weeks. Tuesdays are a busy day with carpools and several after-school activities. The time in between was spent on numerous but productive conference calls. By evening, however, I hit a wall. I got kids bathed, teeth brushed, and stories read, and asleep by 8. But then spent the wee hours awake with our littlest one, who is sick. Ever mindful of how blessed we are, I cannot imagine taking care of sick children without clean water, clean towels, adequate clothes and bedding, and medicine as simple as Tylenol.

Who is supposed to look out for children when conflict breaks out? The children of Sudan, Sri Lanka, Gaza, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Columbia, and so many other places grow up under truly traumatizing conditions. Humanity can and must do better. There is a reason 50 percent of all countries experiencing conflict fall back into a state of violence within 10 years. That 8 year-old child who grew up witnessing the horrors of war becomes an adult. Seeing little or no progress in his country’s development, he knows only that guns bring power. One twisted irony of our modern world is that it is those wielding weapons who get a seat at the negotiating table. It is never the women or the pioneers of the civil society sitting at peace talks, even though they are the ones who pick up the pieces of their communities. I can not think of a more convincing sign that the collective conscience of humanity has come loose of its moorings. What will it take for us to find a more enlightened way forward?

Gretchen’s latest post was very moving — well said.

I am thinking of Mia, Shannon, and Gabriel. We talk daily, but we live so far away from each other. I am grateful for their friendship and collective thinking. And for the more than 260 other fasters who are now sharing in our call for the world’s leaders to begin charting a new roadmap for comprehensive, meaningful, and lasting peace in Sudan.

And I liked this ICG piece in All Africa today: http://allafrica.com/stories/200905040268.html

Call (202) 456-1111 and e-mail the White House — and do it often!

Day 10

May 06, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mia Farrow

Day 10: Mia Farrow: Hunger Strike for Darfur – May 06, 2009

Lots of people have been telling me they can’t reach the White House because the line is always busy. (202 456 1111).
This seems the best way to email Pres. Obama – http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/

without food or safety

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I did the Larry King show last night with the wonderful Mohammed Yahya. He conveyed the realities on the ground-far more powerfully than I could. He had just spoken to his mother in Darfur. She told him that the Government of Sudan continues to bomb villages- and the bombings are followed by janjaweed attacks. The expulsion of the aid agencies is unspeakably horrible but even if they were readmitted (which they wont be) -a return to the status quo is unacceptable. Shame on Egypt, Libya, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Qatar for receiving Omar Al-Bashir, a genocidal thug wanted by the ICC for the murder rapes, pillaging and forced displacement of millions of his own people. Shame on the world for permitting this to unfold before our eyes.

Strangely I am feeling fine. I realize we don’t need to eat every day. And we certainly don’t need 3 meals a day. I feel so well that I’m bored. I cant really go out. I was told not to do the stairs (but I do anyway)

May 6 – Day 10 of Mia Farrow’s Hunger Strike

May 06, 2009 By: Admin Category: Front Page Updates

Wednesday: Over 260 people have joined the fast and today 78+ people are fasting with Mia and in solidarity with the people of Darfur

UPDATES

Sarah Stark – May 5, 2009

May 06, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

I don’t know about the rest of you, but this comes at such an important time for me–I may be at the bottom of my “hope tank” and it’s hard to remember why we keep doing what we are doing for Darfur when things seem so bleak. I appreciate the inspiration each and every one of you have provided me. I look forward to connecting with you by fasting in solidarity, and hopefully connecting with a reservoir of hope and energy I did not know I had.

Thanks so much, everyone.
con paz,
sarah stark

Day 9 Video – CALL THE WHITE HOUSE

May 05, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mia Farrow

Call the Whitehouse


(202) 456-1111

Day 9: Mia Farrow: Hunger Strike for Darfur – May 05, 2009

Mohamed Yahya — with Mia Farrow on Larry King Live

May 05, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mohamed Yahya

Please visit http://www.damanga.org to learn more about Mohamed Yahya’s work with Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy

Giving So Little

May 05, 2009 By: Admin Category: Gretchen Steidle Wallace

I’m so excited about Mia Farrow appearing on Larry King tonight and applaud CNN for covering the Darfur crisis and helping to channel people to action. I wish more of our media would pay attention.

smallchildren

I have been fasting on refugee rations for a couple of days now. I though it really important to have my own experience eating what so many refugees have been surviving on for years – day in and day out, every single meal. I went out and bought all the supplies and looked closely at the nutritional content. While we already know that the rations equate to a little over 1000 calories a day, and that there is some protein in eating peas or beans and grains, there is absolutely no other nutrition – no vitamins A or C, no calcium, barely any iron. Think of the children growing up with no milk, no vegetables or fruit. The women getting pregnant and giving birth with no folic acid. The refugees suffering from anemia with no iron. foodprepAnd if they needed medical care for malnutrition there aren’t any medical aid groups to help them, since the majority of them have been expelled! And then imagine getting a months-worth of food aid with a hungry family to feed and having to restrain yourself to ration your sack of food every day to make sure you have enough to get through the month. How painful that process must be.

I remember speaking with refugees in the camps who had told me about the terrible hunger they faced as they crossed the desert to safety in Chad. Many of them had held onto a small portion of seeds that they could hopefully use to replant their harvest, and it took everything they had not to eat the seeds themselves. I remember the story of one family of 7 that arrived at a camp when they were no longer registering refugees. They had to sit and wait for two more weeks under a tree until they were allowed to officially register and receive a tent and their own monthly rations. They lived that month on food donated by other refugees. The beauty of that generosity is so much more powerful now that I realize how little the refugees in the camp actually had to give.

Why do we in the US have so little to give when we actually have so much – so much power, so much influence, and such loud voices?

“No food for 9 days” this boy told me

May 05, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mia Farrow

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Refugee camps

The photo below is of a refugee camp for Darfuris. When their villages were attacked, many perished, many were raped and mutilated. Two and a half million fled into camps such as this where they are barely surviving. The camps have been attacked by the Sudanese army and by their proxy murderers, the Janjaweed.
These traumatized, vulnerable and courageous survivors have been sustained by humanitarian aid workers. When 16 aid agencies were expelled by the genocidal Sudanese president (who is wanted by the ICC), the capacity to provide essentials was halved, leaving more than a million people without food, water and medical assistance. Disease has always stalked the camps but now the situation could not be more desperate .

Look carefully at this photo and ask yourself how long you could live in such a place. They have been there for 5 years. They are there now, waiting for help.

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Please, please contact the White House. Leave word that it is not acceptable for you to watch a million or more Darfuris die of starvation, thirst and disease. This the time to stand up, not stand by. President Obama and all world leaders should be working urgently to get the 16 humanitarian agencies readmitted or replaced by equally capable ones. They must be given unrestricted access. They should be doing everything possible to bring about circumstances under which 2.7 million people can safely return home and being to rebuild their villages and their lives.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/
Comment line 202-456-1111

And never think your voice won’t count. The government considers that every single call represents 10,000 people (voters).
The late Sen. Paul Simon said, of the Rwandan genocide-if just 100 people from each district had called or written, our government would have taken action to prevent the slaughter in Rwanda.

Tod Hunter Foulk – May 4, 2009

May 05, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

I have undertaken the water only as of 11 pm Saturday night. it isn’t fun and its only been 35 1/2 hrs. truth is I already have no energy and I don’t know how long I can keep this up as I take care of an elderly mother and maintain several properties’ yards and gardens and I have absolutely no energy already. I don’t know how the refugees can contend. I stand with you and no matter if I have to go on the refugee fast I will still commit to whatever day we choose as a consensus. I have started a running blog on the Semper fashion MySpace describing our endeavor and seeking support from Portland’s fashion community. again it is an honor to undertake this fast and be associated with you like minded individuals. thank you.

Tod Hunter Foulk

Victoria Trabosh – May 4, 2009

May 05, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

Hi Tod – I’m on day 8 of a liquids only fast (about 400 calories a day). The first few days are the worst – if you can get through this it will get better. I’m blogging at http://victoriatrabosh.com/blog One of the ways I stay inspired is to continually watch videos (not like continually – but whenever I’m “weak” (hunger, attitude, spiritually, emotionally)) and I’m renewed in my commitment. I also work full time but am taking care of myself because if I become ill I’m doing those who suffer no good. I’m thinking that after this fast ends of the 17th, I may move to the refugee diet. But whatever you do or I or others do, it matters. Don’t compare yourself to others or think you need to do more. You need to do whatever you can do. Thanks for your words – they inspire me!

Victoria Trabosh

Lyla Peterson – May 4, 2009

May 05, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

Wow, I’m awed and impressed to hear of what you, Tod, and the others are already doing. It seems like some people are expressing in having Wed be an ongoing fast day, for whatever way we are able to participate. I feel a sense of excitement and enthusiasm about that and it is something I can ask others to join in. Even if people eat a modified diet or say give up coffee for the day, water only, or the fruit and yogurt meal, or refugee rations. What a wonderful thing to bring our energy and focus together when this has been such a long and frustrating battle. Perhaps we can summon new energy and solidarity among people and find a way to come together to express our support for those suffering in Darfur!

Lyla Peterson

San Antonio Voices for Darfur

May 05, 2009 By: Admin Category: San Antonio, TX

May 5, 2009

May 05, 2009 By: Admin Category: Shannon Sedgwick Davis

Day 19

Woke up later this morning; I was really tired yesterday. I got Connor (my 3 year old) Fruit Loops for breakfast and then cooked myself some brown rice. I wonder if I will ever eat brown rice again without thinking about what the world allowed to happen to the Darfuri population during these years. I believe we will be held accountable as global citizens for this. I believe our children and our children’s children will ask us about this terrible tragedy…. What will we tell them? I want to be able to tell them that we showed up, that we didn’t tolerate such a nightmare on our watch. That we worked together with citizens of humanity to take a stand and stop this madness. Tomorrow is my water only day. I am dreading it, as last weeks water only day was tough and it took a couple days for me to regain my strength afterwards. Again, I am baffled that we allow people to live like this.

May 5 – Day 9 of Mia Farrow’s Hunger Strike

May 05, 2009 By: Admin Category: Front Page Updates

Tuesday: 71+ people fasting with Mia and in solidarity with the people of Darfur

UPDATES

Nancy Grant – May 4, 2009

May 04, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

I have a heart for Africa. It started many years ago when I dreamed of going there on a safari. In more recent years it has evolved to a love of the African people and a desire to do service work there. I’ve been appalled as I’ve learned about the genocides, the brutal rapes – often with a strategy to spread aids, and the displacements that too many African countries have experienced. I’ve also been inspired by the glimpses I’ve read and heard of their resilience, their spirit, their determination, and their forgiveness. Seven years ago I went to the holocaust museum in Washington D.C. and bought a pin that said “Never Again”. Not long after I heard Vicky Trabosh speak and first learned that in 1994 800,000 Rwandans were killed in just 100 days and the world did nothing to stop it. I thought of that pin. Never again? I’m appalled that genocide is happening again – only this time it’s Darfur and is slower. It started in ’03 under the Sudan presidency of General Omar al-Bashir. By 2005 nearly half a million people had died. A year ago it was an additional 300,000 people. 2.7 million people have been displaced. On March 4th the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir for crimes again humanities and war crimes. He retaliated by ousting 16 humanitarian aid organizations which has created dire conditions for the millions of displaced camp dwellers. President Obama appointed an envoy for Sudan and is doing a policy review. He has made it clear his administration will work vigorously to bring an end to the war, but there is no time left. The policy review needs to happen immediately and humanitarian aid needs to be returned or these people will die. Speaking of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a senator said that if 100 people from each district had called their elected officials, the genocide would have been stopped. You are one of those 100 people. I hope you will be inspired to stay informed. I ask you to take action.

What can you do?
Call the White House and your elected officials at 1-800-GENOCIDE (436-6243) between 9 – 5 EST. You’ll receive instructions on how to choose the elected officials you want to call and what to say. It’s simple. It’s important.

Nancy Grant

Monday – May 4, 2009

May 04, 2009 By: Admin Category: Pam Omidyar

Day 18

The weekend was tougher than I thought. We were away from home and I could not get lentils or brown rice at the hotel. I should have planned ahead. Came home, made dinner for the family along with brown rice in the rice cooker, enough to last for a few days. I am tired and very cranky today. The good news is that Hawaii State Senate passed House Concurrent Resolution 304 today, a resolution condemning the abuse of children and child soldiers in Northern Uganda. I am deeply proud of the students who helped make this happen. I was supporting their efforts, particularly the “RESCUE ME” event last weekend, coordinated by the wonderful organization, Invisible Children. Honolulu was one of 100 cities participating in the “Rescue” events.

We are fasting by choice, in part because more than 1 million people in Darfur and other parts of Sudan do not have access to food, water, and health care. The Sudanese government knowingly expelled the 16 aid organizations that provided these basic services in “response” to the indictment of Omar al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court. Last Friday, the Norwegian Refugee Council reported that Sudan has more displaced people than any other country in the world. During 2008, Sudan had 4.9 million IDPs, about one in eight of all IDPs in the world. More than half of these people are in Darfur. Hundreds of thousands of Sudanese are now at risk of starvation and death. It is a game of quid pro quo played out with human lives — and a game in which the international community has yet to realize it is being played for a fool.

I will repeat a question I have asked many times: What will it take for world leaders to exercise the political will to change the behavior of Khartoum? Engagement is good. I believe in diplomacy, quiet or otherwise. But the United States cannot cave to demands that the Government of Sudan should have agreed to before the aid organizations were expelled. The progress made by Gen. Scott Gration and Sen. John Kerry in restoring some of the humanitarian capacity during their recent trips to Sudan promises to, at best, only return us to the status quo before the expulsions, and at a cost. That is absurd. We can no longer support the status quo of the last five years. Why is the international community — including our own leaders here in America — letting the government in Khartoum dictate the rules? They have shown no ability to provide for their own citizens for almost two decades. Instead, they have displaced more than 6 million people, a figure that puts Sudan in the company of nations such as Columbia and Iraq, nations that dominate our foreign policy agenda and our media headlines.

I will repeat again from an earlier post:

1) The international community must coordinate better and hold the government in Khartoum accountable for its commitments and agreements, including the:

– the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)
– the various Darfur agreements
– the agreements with the U.N. to facilitate humanitarian access in Darfur
– the Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement.

Perhaps most importantly, the United States must shed the failed policies of the status quo and begin anew in leading a coordinated and comprehensive international effort to build a roadmap for sustainable peace in Sudan. This process must include Sudan’s key economic and political partners, including China, Russia, and Egypt.

The U.N. Security Council, must NOW strengthen the Sudan sanctions committee, truly enforce the arms embargo, and hold accountable those responsible for violating the sanctions regime. We must also hold responsible those indicted by the ICC. That means President al-Bashir.

Day 8 Video

May 04, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mia Farrow

Day 8: Mia Farrow: Hunger Strike for Darfur – May 04, 2009

Media Coverage

May 04, 2009 By: Admin Category: Uncategorized

Videos

4/27/09 – Mia Farrow on Larry King Live

May 3, 2009

May 04, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mia Farrow

Kalma Camp population 90,000

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Not a tree or a blade of grass. It has been attacked by the Sudanese Army at least once . There is an outbreak of meningitis at Kalma. And no doctors to help 90,000 people.
What will happen to this child when there is no water?

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Refugee child getting water for her family

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Oxfam installs and maintains water-point

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Water point in a refugee camp.
Although Oxfam/Great Britain, which had been doing a lot of the work has been expelled, Oxfam/USA is still in Darfur. If you are able to offer any support they are at www.OxfamAmerica.org

Thinking of Mia and all Darfuri Mothers

May 04, 2009 By: Gabriel Category: Gabriel Stauring

Mia is starting her second week on hunger strike. More than 75 people are fasting with her today. Millions more are going hungry around the world. In Darfur, millions are going hungry because their own government has decided it.

I’ve been watching Mia’s video-journals. She is so focused and strong. You can hear children in the background, and one of her grandchildren makes an appearance in one video. Mia’s children have been worried about their mother’s health. All of us thatimg_4144 know her are worried also, and so are so many around the world.

I think of Mia, and I see her sitting in the middle of a sea of color in a refugee camp right on the Chad border with Darfur. She sits with her notebook and listens to a mother that now has no children. Mia is sitting on the floor with this Darfuri mother and is looking straight in to her eyes, sharing an experience as if it was one-on-one, not in the middle of hundreds of women with their children waiting for food distribution.

The janjaweed rode in to this Darfuri mother’s village. They killed all men. Mia asks her about her children. The Darfuri mother says, “They were all boys–men, so they are dead.”

May 4 – 8th day of Mia Farrow’s hunger strike

May 04, 2009 By: Admin Category: Front Page Updates

Monday: 75+ people fasting with Mia and in solidarity with the people of Darfur

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Day 7

May 03, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mia Farrow

In this photo we can see a doctor from MSF (Doctors Without Borders) treating severely malnourished children. MSF is gone from Darfur now. So are the 15 other key humanitarian agencies expelled by Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir. The lifeline to some more than a million people has been severed. Astoundingly, the world has scarcely reacted.

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A doctor will be coming to visit me tomorrow-thanks to my concerned friends. But no doctor will be there for at least a million people in Darfur. There will be an end to this for me- but not for them.

Some people are interested in what it feels like to be without food for 7 days. At this point I don’t think about food. I am weaker and I am mostly in bed. I am clear minded. I sleep less. I have increasingly less tolerance for TV although last night I watched Schindler’s List all the way through and I couldn’t stop crying. I am more emotional. I listen to music- mostly Bach and Mahler-the slow movements only. I read when I am able to. After rereading Siddhartha I am now halfway through Autobiography of a Yogi. Next will be Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore.
Alongside my bed is a large window through which I can see the sky, a lake, trees, birds, and at dusk the deer. I am at peace and busy with my thoughts

May 2, 2009

May 03, 2009 By: Admin Category: Shannon Sedgwick Davis

Day 16 of fast

I am definitely less hungry than I was, the smaller amount of calories I am eating (around 800 a day) seem to keep my stomach from grumbling. I still get extremely tired around 3 everyday and stay tired until I go to bed. My brain is working less well too…. I have a harder time remembering names, etc. I have had this really odd taste in my mouth the last week or so and I spoke with a doctor who told me it was something called Ketosis.

My fast is not the same as what the Darfuris are undergoing; it is only a small glimpse into their nutritional limits. I have clean water to drink all day and know at all times that I could stop whenever I want or eat something more or different. My heart has been shattered through this process for the mothers. It is one thing to undergo this on your own but to be forced to watch your children go unprovided for has to be the worst nightmare a person could face. Yet these moms stay strong for their children, strong, brave and courageous. I am thinking about these mothers as Mother’s Day approaches here in the United States. As we honor moms here what would it be like to honor moms there? Could we hand them their freedom and livelihoods back as the ultimate Mother’s Day gift. Is it within our power? I believe it is. If we all stand untied and shout from our rooftops, over and over again, I believe change would come.

Please Shout! Shout loud, shout often, shout until this terrible tragedy is stopped!

Some ways you can shout:

Call 1.800.GENOCIDE and tell your congressmen and senators to take up this issue

Text Hillary Clinton every hour at 90822 and ask her to “restore aid to Darfur.”

Talk to everyone you know about this, your neighbors, the congregants in your churches, your co-workers, etc.

Thank you for caring,

Shannon

Messages from Mohammed Yahya a respected and beloved Darfuri leader living in DC.

May 03, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mia Farrow

“We exist until we stop this ongoing genocide, and bring all the killers to justice, then Peace, Freedom, Democracy and dignity will overcome.”
Mohammed Yahya has committed to fast ” in solidarity with Darfuri refugees who are suffering now due to shortage of food, medicine, shelter, water and security because Al-bashir has expelled over 16 aid organizations from Darfur.”

Dear Mia Farrow,

I just wanted to thank you so much for your noble initiative on behalf of people of Darfur.
your fast and hunger strike were inspired all of us. Therefore, I have decided to share with you these great moments and fast with you to support Darfur.

God bless you.

Mohammed

May 3 – 7th day of Mia Farrow’s hunger strike

May 03, 2009 By: Admin Category: Front Page Updates

Sunday: 57 people fasting with Mia and in solidarity with the people of Darfur

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The BBQ and a Global Loaf of Bread

May 03, 2009 By: Admin Category: Gretchen Steidle Wallace

I went to a friends’ BBQ on Day 5 of my water fast. Though I am a vegetarian, the scent of the smoking turkey and grilling sausages was almost overwhelming. My friends were so kind and asked wonderful questions about my fast and the situation in Darfur. One teacher asked me about how she could bring this situation into her 5th grade classroom, albeit she did not have enough time in the semester to do an entire course on the Darfur crisis. I shared an interactive exercise that I experienced in a workshop once: Each member of the group was given a small piece of paper with an A, B or C on it and asked to divide up accordingly. The largest group was C and was told to sit on the floor on a mat. The second largest group was B and was given some benches or chairs to sit on with a cloth spread between them. The smallest group was A (about 10% of the group) and was invited to sit at a beautifully set dining table with candles, plates and silverware. Next, the moderator brought out one loaf of freshly baked bread. She tore off small bite-sized pieces and gave them to each person in group C. Then she tore off slightly larger chunks and shared them with the members of group B. About 2/3 of the loaf was still left, which she placed on a bread board next to a plate of brie cheese and invited group A to serve themselves. She then asked us to eat in silence. As the A group looked around at the C group, sitting on the floor savoring their tiny pieces, their discomfort turned to tears. The moderator explained that this represented the current allocation of food resources on the planet, and as Americans we were all sitting at the dining table each night.

I’m considering ending my water fast on Sunday (Day 6) and switching to refugee rations for the remainder of Mia’s 21 days. I feel really strongly that I need to understand what the Darfuris are given to eat (that is when they had monthly food rations) by experiencing the rations myself. Too often we sit at the dinner table with our portion of the global bread loaf with such a disconnect to what living in group C is actually like. I have always had a major issue with the black-tie galas and big fancy events that NGOs throw to raise money – where the patrons dine, drink, party and forget even further the lives of those they are there to help. Though I understand the need to invest in such events, and though I admit abstaining from such events has not served our operating budget so well, I still endeavor to find a way to break down that disconnect between Americans and those in greatest need (while generating support for our work with genocide survivors). And so, that is why this fast is so powerful to me. I hope in some small way I can bring a new level of awareness to others so that one day we can all gather together at the global table and share equitably the planet’s resources.

The Struggle

May 03, 2009 By: Admin Category: Gretchen Steidle Wallace

Day 4. I had a very hard day today. I was very, very hungry and allowed myself another bowl of broth and one glass of juice. I fantasized about a cup of wild rice with butter, thinking about how easy it would be to throw a small bowl in the microwave. Which then got me thinking about how long it must take a Darfuri to cook that same mouth-watering (in reality very bland and very small) bowl of grain over a wood fire. And to have to walk miles in search of firewood to cook that meal. I get tired now just walking up the stairs. I can’t even imagine walking miles across the sand and brush to find wood. Not to mention the ongoing risk of rape away from their villages and camps.

I have started to feel really cold, having to wear two sweaters and turn up the heat in my car even when it is in the low 60s up here in New Hampshire. So, I watched the news under a fuzzy wool blanket this evening while my husband ate leftovers and filled the house with the smells of Thanksgiving again. I felt angry that not one member of the media had asked about the crisis in Darfur during the President’s 100 day address, and that they were still covering the H1N1 virus outbreak constantly. Though it is a very serious situation, with almost 800 cases now and 19 deaths, and with a direct impact on our nations’ citizens, what about the 1 million people who are going to starve in Sudan if the food aid is not reinstated? Isn’t that newsworthy? I’ve decided to write my media and ask them that question.

Feasting and Fasting

May 03, 2009 By: Admin Category: Gretchen Steidle Wallace

Well, having friends to dinner on Day 3 of my water fast went surprisingly well. I was genuinely excited about the menu we’d prepared and they were curious and completely understanding. My husband cooked a roast chicken and the house smelled like Thanksgiving. I joined them at the table with a big bowl of water with a bit of vegetable bullion mixed in (34 calories). Though I would have sincerely enjoyed partaking in the steamed asparagus and wild rice, instead we spoke of what was happening in Darfur and one of my guests’ recent visit to Ethiopia, which is no stranger to famine.

I also emailed 5000 people on Global Grassroots’ contact list about the fast and was so grateful for some very beautiful responses, including one from a dear friend who has decided to start her fast on Sunday. She has a toddler and has been discussing with her husband how best to explain to him their fast. I shared that I have a family member living with me at the moment, whose beautiful mother passed away recently from complications related to anorexia. I felt it important to discuss with her why I was doing this and how a fast was different from anorexia. I tried to explain that a fast isn’t an effort to deprive our bodies or control our weight out an intense fear of becoming fat or very low self-esteem and deep feelings of unattractiveness. It is instead a deeply spiritual act, driven by a desire to contemplate what we have and what others may not have and feel a greater connection with those who are suffering. Often a personal act of sacrifice to take time away from the schedules of mindless consumption and better understand our relationship to food.

And even still, it is worth bearing in mind the challenges we have with food in this country, from anorexia and bulimia to obesity. Why do we play out our attachments and aversions to self and our life through the act of eating or not eating?

May 2, 2009

May 02, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

I am feeling hopeful today, I am watching people talk, ask and learn all around me. I am watching my calendar begin to fill with people wanting to educate themselves and I am watching the blogs, comments and the beautiful connections grow. I am hopeful that we will make a difference, I know that we will change things, I know that we will continue to educate, empower and act for those that need our voice. I am hopeful that as we continue to grow as a community and connect that we will succeed I am hopeful that all of us will not stop trying, empowering and educating until we see change. We are committed to changing the status quo…….Thank you Mia, Thank you Gabriel/KTJ, Thank you John for leading and inspiring our community and beginning the change.

Stephen & Alysha

Saturday – Day 6

May 02, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mia Farrow

I find I am needing less sleep. Hunger and headaches have gone. I feel clear-minded and somewhat emotional. Also spiritual. Except for the visits with my family, there is nothing but my thoughts. I do have a TV in my room and sometimes I watch it but more and more I feel inclined to read, meditate and pray.

May 2 – Day 6 of Mia Farrow’s Hunger Strike

May 02, 2009 By: Admin Category: Front Page Updates

Saturday: 51 people fasting with Mia and in solidarity with the people of Darfur

UPDATES

Friday, May 1, 2009

May 01, 2009 By: Admin Category: Pam Omidyar

Definitely more tired than usual today despite the beautiful weather. Had the chance to speak with a physician from Physician for Human Rights (PHR), who was very helpful in ensuring I fast safely. PHR is truly an amazing organization. Here is one of their Darfur-related websites: Darfuriwomen.org The page’s headline is, “Their voices must be heard.” Yes. Yes. Yes.

Was just scheduling a time with friends for lunch next week. I told them about the fast, basically saying that I’d love to see them but wouldn’t be eating from the menu. One of them replied, saying the plans had changed and she is cooking “refugee rations” for us all. We’ll sit under a tree in a nearby park square. She was motivated by logging onto this website and learning more about how we are trying to encourage the world’s leaders — especially President Barack Obama — to begin crafting a coordinated, comprehensive, sustainable, and long-term peace in Sudan. I am very touched by her effort and kindness.

Thinking a lot of the beautiful people of Sudan, Mia, Gretchen, Shannon, Gabriel, Jen, other fasters and sending them thoughts of strength and peace.

May 1, 2009

May 01, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

It seems there was a change that happened last night………I am no longer consumed with hunger and thoughts of food, those have been replaced by hunger for knowledge and action. I am quiet today, a place of compassion……I want to act, I sent texts to Clinton, I sent press releases I am emailing my team mates, restaurants, FB…..but I am quiet, listening….I have read and been inspired by every blog, comment, story and experience. I feel connected to Darfuri’s, I feel as connected as if I were touching them. This will forever change me for the better, I will NEVER FORGET, I will forever be grateful for Mia’s bravity, courage, experience, and self sacrifice. I will forever be grateful to SGN for giving me the opportunity to push myself and my family, for helping me to empower and educate others. Yesterday I was unsure if I could follow through with my three weeks, today I know I will extend. today I will act, my son will act, my husband will act, tomorrow we will act and again and again. I am responsible for the Darfuri as a fellow human, how can I not acknowledge our interconnectedness, how could I sit and eat my dinner knowing that while doing so others are dying, sickness is spreading, starving children are in agony. I will act, educate and empower others to do the same. I WILL NOT QUIT….

Stephen & Alysha

Day 5 video

May 01, 2009 By: Admin Category: Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow’s 5th Day of Hunger Strike

Day 5 – My children

May 01, 2009 By: Mia Category: Mia Farrow

the children will die first

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I awakened from a light sleep feeling somewhat faint but I drank water and am better now.

People have asked how my children feel about my fasting for such a long time. Initially they were worried and opposed to it but I have been successful in assuring them I will end the fast if anything goes wrong. They phone me every day and they support me. One of my sons, Fletcher lives next door with his little daughter and wife Gillian who is one of my closest friends. They are here for me.

My 17-year-old son Isaiah is at a nearby boarding school. This is part of an email from his teacher and advisor.
” A couple of days ago, Isaiah announced (in a very mature and professional manner) that he was going to join you for one day on a hunger strike to bring attention to Darfur. As promised, he went for 24 hours without eating, and he did it very stoically. “

I am a very proud mother.

Death of a child

May 01, 2009 By: Mia Category: Mia Farrow

Day 4 is ending. Some people are interested in how I am doing, but we need to be thinking of Darfur’s people. If my hunger brings focus to where it belongs, if more people know what is happening in Darfur and will raise their voices , then what I am going through now is well worth it.
In the camps Darfuris are already experiencing food shortages; grain is stockpiled at Port Sudan but with 50% of humanitarian aid severed, the remaining aid workers are not able to deliver it to all the camps. The port is very far from Darfur. In the camps the water pumps require maintenance but with Oxfam expelled that isn’t happening. Sanitation is a growing problem. Disease is stalking more than a million people.

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I have received wonderful, amazing support from my family, friends, colleagues and from strangers. I am more grateful. Than I can say. And no support has been more meaningful than that of the Darfuri community here in the US.
Thank you everyone who has taken the time to come to this site.