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Chicago: Walk with Darfur on July 9!

In May we mentioned The Hope for Darfur – Justice in Sudan Rally that took place in Washington, D.C.; today’s post is about a walk-a-thon in Chicago organized by Darfur Dream Team. The 3K walk along Lake Michigan, followed by speakers, will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2011 on Diversey Harbor, Chicago, IL. Participants will gather at 11:30AM at the Diversey Harbor Grove (Barry Ave and Lake Shore Drive West), depart for the walk-a-thon at ...


Art in China: Ai Weiwei, artist and political activist

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist we often mention on the Sama Gazette. He was arrested at Beijing airport on 3 April, and was held for over two months without any official charges being filed. Chinese authorities released Ai Weiwei on bail on 22 June 2011, and said the artist had allegedly evaded taxes and intentionally destroyed accounting documents. You can read on Wikipedia: Analysts and other activists said Ai had been widely thought to be ...


Starved for Attention: sign the petition now!

Last year we posted about the MSF‘s Campaign: Starved for Attention: The time to act is now! Now we can read on the campaign webiste: ‘Over the past year, MSF has met with government officials from the top food aid donor countries and held photographic exhibitions and events in over a dozen countries in an international effort to rewrite the story of malnutrition’. The campaign had been brought to the attention of the world but if you ...


The Hope for Darfur – Justice in Sudan Rally

On this post last year we announced The Hope for Darfur – Justice in Sudan March in Washington, sponsored  by The Darfur Interfaith Network. This week-end  the event is back and will be on Sunday, May 15, 2011, starting at the Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street, N.W. and will proceed to the White House at Lafayette Park. This year’s message is: We encourage the U.S, along with the international community, to renew and strengthen the ...


World Water Day 2011: Solving the Global Water Crisis

Today is World Water Day. In our post last year, we mentioned the fact that nearly one billion people around the world didn’t have clean drinking water, and 2.6 billion still lack basic sanitation; today, Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 40% of those without safe water and nearly 40% of the world’s population lives without access to adequate sanitation… But we know many key water and sanitation solutions are cost-effective: every $1 invested ...


Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day and even if we support women’s rights all the year, this specific day is dedicated to women. There are still so many things to do, so many women to help and support… Last year we were with Max Dana and we have met with great women. We hope we will be able to organize an event next year, we are working on it. Meanwhile, we invite you to read the post Max Dana published this morning. You can comment on ...


Sudan Digest: Must-read Articles about the Referendum

Last October we launched ‘En Route To Sudan’, a section on the Sama Gazette dedicated to Sudan and the upcoming South Sudan (and Abyei) referendums. This special page is was updated every day with news from Sudan, featured articles, RSS feeds from organizations, links to websites, video, books we recommend… We also created a Twitter list @samagazette/en-route-to-sudan. Three months later, ‘En Route To Sudan’ is a success ...


EHHR Campaign: ‘One pair of shoes for a month’ Week 4

For four weeks now, a member of the Sama Team has been supporting the EHHR Barefoot Campaign by wearing one pair of shoes every day for a month. First week was all about snow, second week was about freezing and a homeless man, last week was about Christmas and this fourth and last week of the challenge is about sharing Jessica’s experience and wishes for the new year. “I did it, eventually! When I took up the ‘One pair of shoes for ...


EHHR Campaign: ‘One pair of shoes for a month’ Week 3

Since December 2, a member of the Sama Team is supporting the EHHR Barefoot Campaign by wearing one pair of shoes every day for a month. First week was all about snow, last week it was about freezing and a homeless man. This third week is about Christmas. “My third week wearing the same pair of shoes has ended. And like the first two weeks, it has been a real challenge. I wish the weather was not so cold it would make this challenge much easier, ...


The Sama Fraternal Society Is Yours!

We are proud and happy to announce the launch of the Sama Fraternal Society! This period of the year is about sharing and giving and it is the perfect time for this announcement. Max Dana published her post earlier today on her Blog and we are crossposting it on the Sama Gazette. Comments are closed on this page but you can send your comments directly on Max Dana’s post.   “ This is an announcement: the Sama Fraternal Society is yours! ...






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