In 2003 the world began to
hear of genocide in a place called Darfur...
In the fall of 2004 our
school newspaper, The Gateway, brought the story to us:
mass killings, villages burned to the ground,
food supplies destroyed and
wells fouled, the systematic raping of women and girls, millions of
As our government and
national media paid little to no attention to this horror, Mr. Tom
Klein's Social Issues classes
decided to respond.
They organized not only a school wide, but an interscholastic letter
They collected 3,000
letters to President Bush and Senator Mikulski from area high schools.
Their message: Send
U.N. peacekeepers. Protect the people. Stop the genocide!