Darfur Fast for Life

We fast in solidarity with the hungry and starving in Darfur and for lasting peace in Sudan

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.

2 Comments to “Friday, May 1, 2009”

  1. Sal Giambanco says:

    Hey Pam,

    Greetings. I just wanted to send you positive thoughts and prayers of support during your fast.



  2. Nancy Cahill says:

    I am doing refugee rations as well. Do you prepare the food that Mia listed? Or do you just restrict your eating to 1017 calories/day?