This years' student campaign #WeNeedToTalkAboutSudan culminated yesterday in a mass tweet to foreign secretary William Hague and a celebration of Sudanese culture in the Wiener Library.
On Monday the 20th May and for one day only, visitors of the Wiener Library on Russell Square were able to catch a glimpse of Sudanese culture and history and educate themselves about human right violations in the Nuba mountains. The exhibition was organised by student campaigners trained by Aegis students and marked the culmination of their campaign urging foreign secretary William Hague to publicly condemn atrocities in Sudan.
We are pleased to announce that former head of UN in Sudan, Dr Mukesh Kapila, will be hosted by Aegis Students at three universities over the next two weeks. He will be visiting Oxford on Tuesday 23rd April for an informal discussion, and giving a lecture at the Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham on Monday the 29th.
During the events Dr Kapila, now special representative for the Aegis Trust, will reflect on his experiences in Darfur when he attempted to alert the world to the unfolding genocide and will consider the crisis in Sudan today.
Following a visit by our trained student volunteers who told them about the dangers of prejudice and the current crisis in Sudan, the year 9 girls from La Retraite School in London have decided to become anti-genocide activists themselves.
This year, we have trained 40 Student volunteers to go into schools and deliver our workshop on genocide prevention. The workshop is designed to not only educate children about the terrible atrocities committed in Rwanda, but to allow them to understand how discrimination and prejudice are the first steps that lead to violence. Our Student Speakers are trained to make them think about what happens in their own communities, and ensure that the next generation is alert to the dangers of discrimination.