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Feb. 22, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell professors Richard Waller, Edward Searles and Richard Peterec will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28, in Room 256 of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, on the history and context of the ethnic cleansing and humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan, will be followed by a question and answer session.

The discussion, which is free to the public, is part of Darfur Awareness Week Feb. 28 to March 5, sponsored by the Inter-religious Council.

The weeklong awareness program is co-sponsored by Amnesty International, Bucknell African Students Association, Bucknell Unitarian Universalists, Global Residential College, Hillel, OxFam, Multicultural Council of Presidents, Rooke Chapel Congregation and V-Day Bucknell.

According to Rosa Terlazzo, student chair of the Inter-religious Council, the teach-in is being held to increase awareness of the tragedy in the Sudan. Sudanese government-backed militias are performing ethnic cleansing in the western Darfur region of Sudan, Africa, with 10,000 people dying each month. Thousands more displaced people are dying from hunger and disease in refugee camps.

In addition to the discussion, there will be a table in the Elaine Langone Center Mall during the week 11a.m. to 1 p.m. with information about the crisis.


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