Students Taking Action Now: Darfur (STAND)

Students Taking Action Now: Darfur (STAND)

September 17, 2007 06:00 ET

Global Darfur Campaigners to Hold Press Conference During Event Today

List of speakers for Press Conference updated; Cotler confirmed to speak at rally

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - On Monday, September 17th, Students Taking Action Now: Darfur (STAND) Canada will rally together with students, politicians, and the greater community for the fourth Day for Darfur, an international event bringing attention to the crisis in Darfur, Sudan.

After the rally, a press conference will take place from 1:15-1:45pm in LS-130, Centre Block, House of Commons. Speakers will run as follows: MPs Glen Pearson, Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Paul Dewar, and Bakri Abdalla, representing the Darfuri Association of Canada, and Yoni Levitan, Executive Director of STAND Canada. Each will speak for two minutes, followed by a chance for questions by the media.

In addition, Irwin Cotler, MP and human rights lawyer, has been confirmed to speak alongside others such as Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, and Tragi Mustafa, Sudanese refugee and human rights activist.

The first three Global Day for Darfur events attracted tens of thousands of supporters from around the world to events held on six continents. Join us this year in passing on this valuable message: don't look away now. For more information on Globe for Darfur visit: For more information on STAND Canada, please visit:

About STAND Canada:

Students Taking Action Now Darfur (STAND) Canada is a national student organization. Our vision is to "mobilize a critical mass of Canadian students, citizens, and decision-makers to end the crisis in Darfur, and respond to future threats of genocide."

For further information on STAND Canada or the Day for Darfur in Ottawa, please contact the Day for Darfur Media Coordinator Kristine White at or (705) 928-4230.

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