Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Smallest Witnesses: the Crisis in Darfur Through Childrens' Eyes

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Committee on Conscience

Smallest Witnesses: The Crisis in Darfur Through Children's Eyes

This event will be live webcast at

Friday, June 3, 2005
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

On a recent mission to the refugee camps along Darfur's border with Chad, Human Rights Watch researchers, Dr. Annie Sparrow and Olivier Bercault, gave children pens and crayons to draw while their families were being interviewed. Without any instruction or guidance, the children began to draw scenes from their experiences of the war in Darfur: the attacks by the "Janjaweed", the bombings by Sudanese government forces, the shootings, the rapes, the burning of entire villages, and the flight to Chad. Join us to see the children's drawings and learn more about the situation in Darfur.

Jemera Rone, Sudan Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Olivier Bercault, Emergencies Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Dr. Annie Sparrow, Third Millennium Fellow, Harvard University
Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Moderator: Jerry Fowler, Staff Director, Committee on Conscience, U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Museum

This event is presented in cooperation with Human Rights Watch. It is free and open to the public. RSVP to It is held at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl., SW, Washington, DC, 20024. Metro: Smithsonian.

This event is made possible in part by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was an amazing event. Check out the video on the Web site:

4:41 AM  

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