Get on the Bus for Human Rights (GOTB) is an annual day of human rights education and activism organized by Amnesty International Group 133 of Somerville, MA and a dedicated team of volunteer community organizers. We are students and activists from all over the Northeast taking peaceful action in front of embassies, consulates and corporate headquarters in NYC in support of human rights. Join us on Friday, April 5, 2013 for our eighteenth annual Get on the Bus!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Sudan: Human Rights Vigil and Videos
We kicked off our countdown to the Sudan action at GET ON THE BUS on April 5 with “Al-Bashir
2013:” a powerful film screening at Tufts University on February 23,
organized by Bob Saulnier and Christopher J. Ghanny. The videos included: Darfur Diaries, Southern Kordofan: Unfinished Buisness,Sudan's Forgotten War Zonesand Hidden Hunger. In addition our guest speaker Mohamed Khalifa, a Sudanese Arabic language instructor at the African Language Program at Harvard, provided a helpful overview. Other relevant videos include: Across the
The Devil Came on Horseback
El-Fasher University (Darfur) professor of
medicine, trauma specialist and human rights advocate DR. MOHAMED AHMED EISA spoke
at AIUSA Group 133’s monthly meeting on March 12 about recent human rights
violations in Darfur, South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei. Dr. Ahmed, who was
named the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Human Rights Award winner in 2007, treated
torture survivors and documented the severity of violence and the prevalence of
human rights abuses in the region. He has offered training programs to IDP camp
staff on the documentation of violence and rape; he has frequently consulted to
NGOs and policy makers and has spoken about the rampant sexual violence in
Darfur and in the refugee camps inEastern
Chad. He teaches at Harvard University’s Kennedy School and is now the Sudan
Program Fellow at Physicians for Human Rights. We appreciate our guest speakers’ insight into the
situation in Sudan on this the 10th anniversary of the commencement
of conflict in Darfur.
We also met
for a “taste bud solidarity” dinner in Cambridge on March 16. And we will hold
a Sudan Human Rights Vigil in Davis
Square at 6:00 pm on March 26.
action at http://amnesty.org/en/library/info/AFR54/005/2013/en
to help free theAl-Obeid 32: 32 Nuba women detained by
the Sudanese government. Thank you; your letter can mean a lot to them.