Sunday, March 16, 2008
Women to Women: Journeys to Darfur
Image from Darfur: A Tinderbox of Trouble & Woe
by Renee D. Turner on the BET News Blog Week In My Life
Linda Mason, Gloria White-Hammond, and Liz Walker meet with Sudanese activists.
Photo by Susan Romanski
Listen Now: From WGBH Forum
Gloria White-Hammond, physician, minister, social activist
Liz Walker, minister, news anchor, CBS 4
Linda Mason, founder, chairman, Bright Horizons
Kenneth Sweder, lawyer, activist
In February, 2005, Mason, Walker and White-Hammond traveled to Darfur in the western part of Sudan to raise global awareness of the conflict and to raise funds to support the women and children of Darfur. Recent news reports peg the number of displaced people at 2.5 million and estimate 200,000 to 400,000 have died, mostly women and children, in what has been described as ongoing ethnic genocide. Over 200,000 people have fled across the border to Chad. Mason, Walker and White-Hammond discuss their experiences and thoughts about the future of Darfur and its people and what the United States can do. This lecture includes a presentation of video footage of the women's 2005 trip produced by Liz Walker.