This Sunday across from UN Headquarters in New York, 24 Hours for Darfur will host the flagship rally of the Global Day for Darfur. From the press advisory sent along by my brother:
24 Hours for Darfur has collected video messages from concerned citizens around the world urging their political leaders to address the ongoing atrocities occurring in Darfur. Their videos will be projected on a massive LCD screen in front of UN headquarters at the rally, alongside videos from policymakers such as former Senator John Edwards and former UN Deputy Secretary General Mark Malloch Brown, celebrities such as actor-activist Mia Farrow and Olympic Gold Medalist Joey Cheek, and Darfuris such as Daoud Hari, one of three Darfuris granted refugee status in the US in the past four years…
At the rally, 24 Hours for Darfur will call on the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to send a high-level, full-time diplomatic team to the region to support a real peace process…The rally will also feature speakers from Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Genocide Intervention Network, and the ENOUGH Project.
Not to be missed. There will also be a lot of Eidelsons there, myself included. The rally starts at 11 AM at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th St. between 1st and 2nd Aves).