Purpose of Rally:
On April 22nd, 2005 at 4:00 pm, Teens for Peace will sponsor a rally in front of the Embassy of Sudan to call for an immediate end to the genocide in the Western region of Darfur, perpetrated by the government of Sudan through its proxy militia, the Jajaweed. We, as teens, will not sit by idly and watch the senseless brutality and genocide of some of the world's poorest people. This rally is a mobilization of American teens demonstrating that we are a caring and politically involved generation determined to participate in making the world both safer and fairer.
In the face of two million internally displaced people in the Dar Fur region of Sudan, we must speak out on behalf of the innocent victims of this tragedy and hope that in doing so, place pressure on the government of Sudan to immediately halt this unforgivable violence. We strongly appreciate any help or support you can lend to us. As teens, we believe it is vitally important to speak out on the atrocities taking place in Sudan. There is a need for a radical social and political change in the Sudanese government and we will bring awareness to this in a non-violent and peaceful way.
Change is possible and we expect that our politicians will pay attention. As teens we have the power to effect change for a better world. We will be voting soon and we want to clearly state that we recognize the responsibility that comes with the empowerment that voting gives to us.
Tentatively, Friday, April 15, 2005
Approximately 4:00 P.M.
There will be a candlelight vigil in commemoration of those murdered, tortured, and raped at the hands of the Sudanese government.
We hope to present a petition to a representative of the Sudanese government letting them know that the world is watching and will not allow the genocide to continue.
Location: In front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington D.C.
Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you soon.
Teens 4 Peace