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[3 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
“I’ve Got This Camera”: Reflections on Activism and Unease

I recently walked out of a screening of the documentary Rebuilding Hope and rashly declared that I was moving to Sudan. The film had reinforced my awareness of the disparity between my comfortable existence in the United States and the injustices in Sudan and, in that moment, the only thing I could think was: I need to do something.
The morning after watching Rebuilding Hope I had the opportunity to talk with the film’s director, Jen Marlowe. By then I was less determined to move to Sudan (after all, I have …

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[13 Apr 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Elections in Sudan and the Roots of Conflict

Pillar of Peace: Environmental Sustainability, Conflict Transformation
Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
It has been just over a year since I left Sudan. So much has changed in my life since then–I survived my first Quebequois winter, for one thing! But I have continued to follow Sudanese current events . Others of you interested in the region will know that their long-awaited national elections are finally underway this week.

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[15 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Eat, Mama, Eat

Wanjiru Mungai
I am sleepy but will not lay my head down to sleep ‘til I tell my day’s story of awe.
It is lunch time, and I come home to find the cleaning lady doing her business to make sure that my home is clean. I admit it, these days I am spoilt.
I insist to share my lunch. She sits, patiently. This woman whose face tells me that she has seen a thousand nights of trouble and sorrow.
Eat Mama – eat…
And she does.
I apologise the food is not much. It is …

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[10 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]
Sticking Up for Our Sisters

Lubna Hussein, a Sudanese journalist, was charged last week with indecent exposure and immodest attire. She was wearing pants.

Women rallied around her at the trial … Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.