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A Conversation about Genocide in Darfur. Hosted by American Jewish World Service

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Reflections on Hope and Despair: AJWS Darfur Luncheon Reflections on Hope and Despair: AJWS Darfur Luncheon Presentation Transcript

  • New York City ● December 2, 2008 Photos by: Kym Newborn
  • More than 300 people attended the AJWS luncheon at the Yale Club, New York City.
  • AJWS President Ruth Messinger addresses the crowd.
  • Rabbi Richard Jacobs, senior rabbi of Westchester Reform Temple, opens the event with a convocation.
  • Chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court , Luis Moreno-Ocampo, speaks about united support for reaching justice in Darfur.
  • Prosecutor Ocampo with AJWS President Ruth Messinger
  • Panelists, from left to right: John Prendergast, co-chair, ENOUGH Project; Nicholas D. Kristof, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, The New York Times; Ann Curry, NBC News anchor; Daoud Hari, Darfuri refugee and author; with Ruth Messinger.
  • NBC News anchor and correspondent Ann Curry moderated the panel. She is joined by Daoud Hari, a Darfuri refugee and author.
  • Nicholas D. Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, with Ann Curry, discusses his experiences in Darfur.
  • John Prendergast expresses his views on ending the conflict. With him, Nicholas Kristof.
  • Daoud Hari and Ruth Messinger.
  • AJWS Board of Trustees chair Jim Meier.
  • Ann Curry fields questions after the panel.
  • Several high school students attending the luncheon participate in a letter-writing campaign to urge President-elect Obama to display strong leadership in ending the genocide in Darfur.
  • AJWS board member Barbara Dobkin with Karen Adler.
  • Ruth Messinger concludes the event, urging attendees to stand up for Darfur.
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