Into this day with renewed optimism and a sense of local community!
Alysha Atma heads up Stop Genocide Now, a grassroots community dedicated to working to protect populations in grave danger of violence, death and displacement resulting from genocide. Through active education, advocacy and policy change SGN resolves to change the way the world responds to genocide. SGN is currently focused on creating awareness and action to stop the genocide in Darfur and deal appropriately with its aftermath. All of our projects focus on and utilize the strength and power in grassroots connectivity.
How wonderful to be part of a bigger focus. We must look for connection – for none of us alone can stop what is happening to innocent people who were born in a place without choosing. Who have no human rights of dignity, respect, the basic necessities for living.
I know from my work in Rwanda that given the opportunity, with support and faith in what is possible, the extraordinary can happen. The aftermath of this genocide, when it finally ends, will be massive clean-up of the wreckage made of human lives who were not valued soon enough.
So we will continue the good fight. And believe that we can make a difference. Because, we can.
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Text – care enough about a stranger whom if you met, and could see of what we speak, you would immediately help. Here’s a glimpse.
To see the work of an activist who has been fighting this battle for 12 years for Darfur – Eric Reeves, go to his website: SudanReeves.org
Eric mentions in the video that sometimes when we look out a window and see a bright and beautiful day, and we know we have hours to go until we rest from this work we must do, that we also know there will only be so many of those days. (Eric has cancer). But he continues. And so we must continue.
Thank you to all who care enough to lecture me about the dangers of this fast, who after the lecture thank me for doing this, and for those that just read and wonder. Thank you. Especially to my husband John, who supports me in everything I do to change the world for the better.