The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond
On Sale: May 1, 2007
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An Academy Award-nominated actor and a renowned human rights
activist team up to change the tragic course of history in
the Sudan -- with readers' help
While Don Cheadle was filming Hotel Rwanda, a new crisis had
already erupted in Darfur, in nearby Sudan. In September
2004, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell termed the
atrocities being committed there "genocide" -- and yet two
years later things have only gotten worse. 3.5 million
Sudanese are going hungry, 2.5 million have been displaced
by violence, and 400,000 have died in Darfur to date.
Both shocked and energized by this ongoing tragedy, Cheadle
teamed up with leading activist John Prendergast to focus
the world's attention. Not on Our Watch, their empowering
book, offers six strategies readers themselves can
implement: Raise Awareness, Raise Funds, Write a Letter,
Call for Divestment, Start an Organization, and Lobby the
Government. Each of these small actions can make a huge
difference in the fate of a nation, and a people -- not only
in Darfur, but in other crisis zones such as Somalia, Congo,
and northern Uganda.
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