Washington, District of Columbia
United StatesWe are an organization oriented primarily towards Students and the voices of youth. We hope to foster holistic understanding of the people, culture and history of the Sudan in order to promote peace and resolve conflict.
Keeping in mind that most regional conflicts in the Sudan are microcosms of a greater conflict and struggle for the definition of Sudanese identity, we hope to promote positive change through six channels:
The first step to resolving conflict is to inform not only on the injustices of the present, but also about the diverse group of peoples and rich cultures affected. We hope to give context to what we are fighting for and thus celebrate the positive while condemning the negative.
Dialogue and discussion are essential to any action or solution. Understanding must go beyond humanitarian rhetoric, it must be active, dynamic, flexible and in-sync with changing realities. It is possible to achieve this continuous flow with input from concerned individuals.
Creativity is vital on a number of levels. Creative expression in the form of poetry and prose, the visual and theatrical arts and music can move people where words fail to do so. We must make use of the beauty that sometimes flourishes in the midst of adversity. Creativity must also be employed in finding new ways to approach the dissemination of information and in effecting positive change.
Access to Power
Governments, businesses, national and transnational organizations and all other institutions public and private must be made aware of the issues at hand through letter writing, protest and other initiatives. Further, we must demand they take action and hold them accountable if they do not.
As organizations and as individuals, we bring unique abilities and perspectives to bear. Our combined resources and intelligences are key to promoting effective and far reaching action.
As an organization, we hope to go beyond humanitarian and political rhetoric, to take action towards helping the victims of Sudan's internal conflicts and promoting peace and reconciliation between all parties involved.
This is a non-campus group.
Geographical Scope: Regional
Added on 05-06-2005
Updated on 08-10-2005