Salam Project curriculum launch

Last week my colleague Dominique Sindayiganza and I traveled to New Jersey to talk to representatives from 50-60 school districts about what is happening in Darfur and about how to bring voices and stories from Darfur into their classrooms and schools. Dominique opened our presentation by asking people to raise their hands if they had taught about what is happening in Darfur and/or organized a project in support of Darfurians in their school. To our surprise everyone’s hand went up. This was incredible to me and encouraging that people are spreading the word and mobilizing people in support of peace and people in Sudan. Today, a week later we are launching a Service Learning workshop to help educators across the country do the same. The workshop is centered around the voices and visions of Darfurians and Sudanese people. It includes first hand accounts and testimonies of people in Darfur; ways to directly support people on the ground running schools and projects in displacement camps and connections to Sudanese led initiatives and communities in the United States. If you would like to witness the launch of this curriculum at which my students from Long Island City High School and I will be speaking about our own work to support Darfurians organizing educational and peace-building initiatives, log in today at 4 pm at http://www.sudanpeace.ning.com. If you miss it you can log in again at 7 pm. You can find the curriculum on the same website.

In gratitude

nisrin

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