From the 2007 News Archive
Crispian Kirk ’99, Director of International Affairs for NAACP, to Lead Feb. 8 Discussion on Darfur Crisis
The United Nations and U.S. officials have described the crisis in Darfur as genocide, yet violence continues unabated. While human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Save Darfur have condemned the crisis, other countries have refused to intervene. At least 200,000 people have been killed and about 2.5 million people have fled their homes since fighting began in March 2003.
On Thursday, February 8, School of Law alumnus and Darfur expert Crispian Kirk will lead a discussion on the humanitarian situation in Darfur, Sudan, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 108.
Currently serving as Director of International Affairs for the NAACP, Mr. Kirk is responsible for marshalling the organization’s efforts to increase the capacity of partner institutions in civil society to address issues such as global health, human rights, and trade and sustainable development. Mr. Kirk is also responsible for developing and facilitating advocacy strategies and campaigns to close the gap of disparities faced by people of color across the globe by promoting fair and equitable human rights and economic justice.
At 12 p.m. in Room 310, Mr. Kirk will discuss his experiences in the School of Law’s South Africa Externship Program. He will be joined by Beverly Onwubere ’01, and lunch will be provided.