Here are some ideas:
- Bring the exhibit "Darfur: Witness to Genocide" to your campus. Human Rights Watch and Hillel have created a partnership, allowing Hillels to bring one-of-a-kind Darfurian children's drawings of genocide to campuses. Tzedek Hillel can send the drawings in electronic format to interested schools - contact Michelle Lackie
- Initiate letter-writing campaigns to congressional representatives, senators, President Bush, and United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan. Visit the American Jewish World Service website for sample letters. Remember, personal letters are the best way to communicate.
- Set up a table on campus and collect money for Darfur. Donate to the Jewish Coalition for Sudan Relief through the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, or one of many other Sudan relief groups.
- Invite experts to speak about Darfur. Check AJWS's Organizing Toolkit (PDF File 418Kb) for ideas, or e-mail email@example.com.
- Organize a screening of "Hotel Rwanda" or "Sometimes in April" and have a post-movie debriefing about the issues raised and the connection to the current Darfur genocide.
- Wear green wrist bands, which can be purchased from the Save Darfur Coalition, or make your own green ribbons. Charge $1 extra and donate the profits.
- Create flyers/table tents for Hillel programs and other relevant events on campus - include bulleted information about Darfur (with permission from program organizers).
- Print Sudan posters to display all over campus. Download the poster (PDF file 310Kb) from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Committee on Conscience.
- Partner with the art and journalism departments to create a photo exhibit in a prominent place on campus. The Save Darfur Coalition and AJWS have photos available online (don't forget to ask for permission to reprint them!)
- Meet with members of congress as a delegation of students. Encourage them to support additional funding for aid in Darfur. Check out the websites of our partners for current policy issues.
- Always look on campus for potential partners. Coalitions make stronger statements and will enhance your programming.
What are YOU doing on campus? Let us know! Contact Michelle Lackie for additional ideas or to help publicize your successful programs.