Camp Darfur Exhibit Coming to Gustavus

Posted on August 29th, 2008 by

Darfur is located in the West-Central part of Sudan.

Darfur is located in the West-Central part of Sudan.

Camp Darfur, an interactive awareness and education event that brings attention to genocide and the ongoing conflict in Darfur, Sudan, will be exhibited on Eckman Mall at Gustavus Adolphus College on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Set up as a traveling refugee camp, this exhibit highlights the history and consequences of genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries and is part of a larger program called “Taking a Stand Against Genocide.” The program is a year-long collaboration between Gustavus, St. Peter High School, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota, the American Refugee Committee, and the Genocide Intervention Network.

The program will partner college courses at Gustavus with classes at St. Peter Middle and High School to educate students about genocide, the current crisis in Darfur, and the refugee situation in Nicollet County. The program will present events in the St. Peter community to raise awareness about genocide and to engage students and the community in legislative advocacy at local, state, and national levels to increase safety, security, and aid for those at greatest risk.

The following Gustavus professors will participate in the program through one or more of the courses they teach this fall:

  • Elizabeth Baer, The Problem of Genocide
  • Tom Emmert, Ottoman Empire
  • Amy Seham, Social Justice Theatre, Creating Social Justice Theatre
  • Mimi Gerstbauer, Politics of Developing Nations
  • Thia Cooper, Faith, Religion, and Culture

For more information about the “Taking a Stand Against Genocide” program, contact Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Elizabeth Jenner at 507-933-7427 or ejenner@gustavus.edu.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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