Soup For Sudan Community Dinner12:00AM / Monday, February 19, 2007
Williamstown - Darius Jonathan, former advisor to the Vice-President of Sudan, will speak at Soup for Sudan, a benefit dinner to raise funds for primary schools in Northern Darfur.
|A Soup for Sudan event at Williams College will raise money to benefit primary schools in Northern Darfur.[Photo courtesy of the Women's Commission]|
Open to the public, the event will feature an authentic Sudanese meal on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. in Mission Park Dining Hall on the Williams College campus.
The event intends to raise awareness of the value of education in war-torn Darfur, declared an area of genocide in 2004 by former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
All Soup for Sudan funds will directly benefit the Darfur Schools Project, an education initiative of the Darfur Peace and Development Organization.
As a grassroots non-profit, the organization's volunteers can reach schools of displaced and orphaned children, even in remote, war-torn regions.
Money goes toward providing textbooks, supplies, tent "classrooms" and teachers' salaries, and $36 can sponsor one student for one year.
Soup for Sudan is sponsored by the Darfur Action Force and Williams College dining services.
The Darfur Action Force is a college and community group, consisting of Williams College's Students for Social Justice organization and STAND (Students Taking Action Now: Darfur) chapter, Mount Greylock Regional High School's HelpDarfurNow chapter, members of the Williamstown First Congregational Church's Sudan Task Relief Force, as well as other students and community members.
This event is in collaboration with Williams College dining services, as organized by Assistant Director of Student Dining Chris Abayasinghe; Mission Park Head Chef, David Berger; and Mission Park Manager Michele O'Brien.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (12 & under), and may be purchased at Wild Oats Natural Market on Main Street or Where'd You Get That!? on Spring Street.
For more information, or to reserve a ticket, contact Darfur.Action.Force@gmail.com