Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Thank You for Raising Awareness about the Sudans

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Thank You for Raising Awareness about the Sudans

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As South Sudanese and Sudanese visiting Pittsburgh on April 24 to take part in a forum sponsored by the Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition "Interaction by U.S. Sought in Sudan Genocide," April 25), we would like to express our gratitude for the hospitality afforded to us in your city.

Our work as peace and human rights activists includes raising awareness and educating others about the ongoing violence, humanitarian crisis and injustices in the two Sudans. However, we were impressed by how little of this we had to do during our meetings with U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Forest Hills, and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, given PDEC's engagement with these officials over the years.

In these meetings and at the forum, we shared the destructiveness of the Sudan government's bombing campaign in the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile and Darfur and its refusal to allow humanitarian access for starving people. …

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