Students Speak Out for Darfur
The demonstrators were organized by a campus group called 'STAND Mizzou.' Students held signs in the middle of campus, asking people walking by to sign a petition against the genocide. Next week, STAND will present a petition to the MU Board of Curators asking them to stop working with companies who have investments in Sudan.
"Investment is a way to cut economic funding of the government and if we do that successfully, it will stop because if the government doesn't have money, people won't be killed," said Nadege Uwase, stand member.
Uwase knows what this is all about. She was seven years old when her family fled the Rwanda genocide. Now she demonstrates against the current genocide in Sudan.
"What's at stake, humanity? What's at stake that we can be able to save people and prevent it from happening again and again?" Uwase said.
By Tuesday afternoon, 70 people had signed the petitions. The group hopes to have 100 before presenting the petition to the board.