NDP Darfur Outreach
Darfur Rally: NYC:
Seniors, Yasmin Karimian, Adeaze Duru, 1 Junior from the Social Issues
Class, Paige Cook, and Ms. Strausbaugh went to the SAVE DARFUR RALLY at Central Park in NYC. They
were horrified about what they learned and inspired to do whatever they
could to end the killing. All of the following activities to get the word out
and end the genocide were student driven by Senior Religion and Social
Assembly presentation to NDP:
The 3 students who went to the NYC rally spoke, and 2 Social Issues
classes made posters and fliers.
Issues Students showed the Save Darfur Video continuously to students in the
cafeteria and gave out flyers.
One of the Social Issues classes e-mailed Dr. Ron Valenti, Superintendent of
Catholic Schools, and asked him to contact the
Religion Departments of all of
the Catholic schools to get out the message about Darfur, which he
Students painted messages on their car windows: Stop the Genocide - Call
the White House - 202-456-1111.
Loyola High School:
Social Issues Students showed the Save Darfur Video continuously to students
in the cafeteria and gave out flyers.
Towson Town Mall:
Me About Darfur’: 25 Seniors wore T-Shirts they painted with 'Ask Me
About Darfur', and they walked through TT Mall
giving flyers to those who
Social Issues Classes e-mailed
Cardinal Keeler to ask him to alert his pastors to the upcoming ‘Day of
Prayer’ for Darfur
(a Sunday that churches all
over the world would be praying for Darfur). In addition the girls directly
e-mailed their own pastors with the same request.
Mercy High School:
Seniors showed the video and spoke to all of the the Junior Classes.
A large banner stating: 'A Call to Conscience - Save Darfur' was
displayed in front of NDP facing Hampton Lane.
Tears for Darfur:
Seniors found out about this grassroots event on Facebook, and the Social
Issues classes did the groundwork for everyone at NDP
to have a red tear painted
under their eye in recognition of what is happening in Darfur. Many kept it
on as they left school which instigated conversations
with people in the community.
Harford Co. Catholic Youth
Groups Social Justice Conference:
1 Senior and a teacher spoke to young
people and adults from parishes all over
Micah: Archdiocesan Youth
Social Justice Retreat:
4 Seniors gave presentation to 2 groups.
1 Senior and a teacher gave a presentation to youth
representatives from every parish in Maryland.
Our Lady of the Chesapeake,
Pasedena, Md: A teacher spoke to the 9th and 10th
grade confirmation classes.
Mount St. Joseph High
3 Seniors spoke to all of the Junior and Senior Religion
Estimated Number Who Received
Outreach on Darfur: