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Archive for May, 2007

This afternoon May 30th, at 3pm in Sem II A3107, we (Evergreen Hillel) have a meeting with Les Purce the President of Evergreen. All are invited to attend.

We want to thank all of you that helped to make Camp Darfur a great success. The response on campus was extremely positive and we can’t wait to work on similar events. For those of you wondering what is the next step, well there are plenty of ways to get involved and help out. You can refer to our Darfur Resources page, and contact us with any questions.

As the academic year comes to a close we would like to try and put together one last Hillel Shabbat. June 1st 2007, in Mod 303 B, we are thinking around 7:30pm…as usual it will be a potluck and Hillel will supply Challah and Kiddush . I hope to see you all there.

Thursday May 24th Camp Darfur will be on Evergreen’s campus.
Camp Darfur is an interactive awareness and education event that will bring attention to the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and will give individuals the opportunity to discover their own power to make a difference. A traveling refugee camp coming to your community.

Camp Darfur will raise awareness and examine Sudan’s Darfur region of humanitarian crisis – genocide. A deeply concerned Southern California community will come together united as one voice to remember the victims of past genocides and to make a call to action to end the genocide in Darfur today.

For more information please check out Camp Darfur online.

I would like to thank David Lynn for coming to Evergreen and showing his documentary and helping us to understand the Genocide in Darfur. I also want to thank SESAME for co-sponsoring this event with us, I hope that this is the beginning of a long and prosperous alliance.

Here is some more information about our events this week.

  • David Lynn will be speaking at 7pm in Lecture Hall 2 on May 16th. BIO: David Lynn is an Evergreen graduate who just returned from Darfur’s refugee camps within Eastern Chad’s war zone. Prior assignments with the Humanitarian Law Project and as an independent journalist have taken David to Iraq, El Salvador, Nicaragua, South Africa and Northern Ireland. His website has a great deal of information about his past and present work.
  • Friday May 18th Hillel will be sponsoring a Potluck Shabbat it will be in Mod 303 B. Homemade Challah will be provided. This will be a vegetarian meal, if you have any questions concerning the food feel free to contact us and/or check out this website.

We hope to see you all there. Have a great week.

We have a slew of events planned in the next few weeks.

  • Next Wednesday May 16th David Lynn will be giving a lecture to be followed with his documentary about his experiences in Chad. He will be speaking about the Genocide in Darfur, Sudan and its effects in the surrounding countries. This event is co-sponsored by SESAME.
  • Friday May 18th we will be having a Potluck Shabbat dinner with a Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) theme.
  • Monday May 21st at 6pm in Lecture Hall 1 we will be co-sponsoring the film “Trembling Before G-d” with the Evergreen Queer Alliance. To be followed by Q&A with Rabbi Seth Goldstein.
  • Thursday May 24th we are bringing Camp Darfur to campus, this event will take place on Red Square from 10-2pm.

More information about these and future events will be coming soon. Thanks for your patience. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.