Not On Our Watch

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The Cover Caught My Attention.

This child’s eyes tell the story. The story of atrocities that are happening right now as I type. These atrocities are happening in Darfur, in the country of Sudan. You can see HERE on a map of where this is occurring. Over 400,000 have been killed two million men, women and children have been displaced. This is what GENOCIDE looks like.

 

The Numbers Are Overwhelming.

Let us look at that number again. There are approximately 395,000 people living in the city of Oakland, CA. Now, let’s imagine the military coming in and killing everyone in the city. That’s what 400,000 deaths look like. There are 2,016,582 people living in Houston, Texas. Let’s imagine the entire city migrating towards the Mexican border. The ENTIRE City. That’s what 2,000,000 displaced people look like.

This Is Tragic.

It is our job as human beings to stand up and scream it from the rooftops. This should not be happening in 2007. So what are we going to do about it?

Words Are Inspiring.

After I read the inside flap, I knew I could help. It says,

“The book outlines six inspiring strategies that every one of us can adopt to help bring about change: Raise Awareness, Raise Funds, Write A letter, Call For Divestment, Start an Organization, and Lobby the Government. Simple, but powerful. No personal action is too small. For the sanctity of the human race, it is imperative that we not stand idly by as innocent civilians in Darfur and other war zones continue to be victims of unthinkable brutality. TAKE A STAND. Raise your voice. Find out how you can make a difference. The time to act is now.”

 

So I started reading it today. I hope you do too. You can find it HERE on Amazon.

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*population numbers were taken from Answers.com

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