Darfur Fast for Life

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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.

1 Comments to “Week 5: May 25 – 31, 2009”


  1. BODE ASIYANBI says:

    On darfur, we need to throw everything at the stakeholders, time is not on our side.
    This poem is dedicated to the unamed milions in despair

    DOUBLE DINNER

    Pregnant cyclone swirls desert sand
    Into poignant air where
    Wasteland of clumsy shacks
    And torn mackintoshes
    Rise and fall…
    With the musing undulation of watching dunes
    And sprawling flatness;

    Wasteland…

    Where thousands lay hacked, forgotten,
    Buried alive on and under the tired desert earth…
    Where mothers and daughters, violated
    By same men weep into empty bowls,
    Baffled bastards turning listlessly
    In their wombs, bitter and sour…
    Where sons, husbands, fathers lay dead,
    Dying and shivering with impotent hearts
    Beating in lyricless dirge.

    Wasteland…

    Where Zombic horsemen prepare the earth’s alter
    For government bombs to rain death and spill dark blood
    In sickening sacrifice
    Where death stalks, sickness reigns
    Where hopelessness is life
    And the future buried in yesterday
    …And where a mother helpless
    Lay in a thickening pool
    Of muttering blood,
    Heaving and gasping for thinning breath,
    Flattened stomach ripped apart by
    Grouchy bullets,
    Her skeleton child
    Huddled on a desert mound
    And a morbidly plump Vulture
    Sitting patiently like a silent fiend, watching claws
    Itching, primed for a double dinner, while
    Glasses clink, banters fly
    And a soccer stadium howls in frenzy, somewhere
    Up and not too far,
    Where the two Niles meet
    And flow bashfully away in sentient ignorance.

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