2/8/2006
 
National Experts to Discuss Ongoing Genocide in African Nation of Sudan
 
HOUSTON, TX (Feb. 8, 2006) One of the world’s gravest human rights and humanitarian crises, the ongoing genocide in the Sudanese region of Darfur, will be the focus of two Feb. 16 lectures by nationally recognized experts on the topic.

Under the pretext of suppressing an internal rebellion, international experts say Sudanese soldiers and government-backed militias known as “Janjaweed” have committed war crimes, crimes against humanity and “ethnic cleansing” against civilians in that African nation.

According to U.N. estimates, as many as 200,000 people may have died already.

The situation will be studied in two lectures under the title “The Imperative to Act —Sudan and Darfur,” cosponsored by the University of Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston and the Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance.

The first session, on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m., will feature Mark Bixler, a writer for the national news desk of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a frequent writer on Sudan and author of a book on the lost boys of Sudan.

At 7 p.m. the same day, Jerry Fowler, staff director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience, will make a presentation on Darfur. Fowler will focus particularly on legislative and political responses to the tragedy, as well as United Nations actions.

Both presentations are free and open to the public and will be in Herring Hall Room 100 on the Rice University campus.

Holocaust Museum Houston promotes awareness and educates the public of the dangers of prejudice, hatred and violence against the backdrop of the Holocaust by fostering remembrance, understanding and education.

Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004.

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