This week, the UR Genocide Intervention organization, a new student group, is holding several events this week to advocate genocide awareness and raise funds for genocide prevention. This week-long series of events is called STAND Fast and focuses on the genocides currently going on in Darfur and Burma. Donation boxes have been made at the Post Office, Hillside Caf, Connections Caf, Pura Vida Caf and the UR Bookstore. These funds will be going directly to providing relief for Darfur and Burma.
Several events will be taking place toward the end of this week. Today the group will be showing the movie ‘Invisible Children” in Hoyt Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The film is about children forced to be child soldiers in Uganda. On Friday a Rwandan genocide victim will be speaking in Goergen Hall Room 109 at 5 p.m. He will speak about his experiences surviving the horrors of civil unrest and violence in Rwanda.
Also, beginning on Friday and continuing through Sunday, STAND Fast will be placing recycling containers on the floors of every dorm on River Campus. These bins will collect empty cans and bottles. The money raised from recycling these cans and bottles along with the money raised in the collection boxes will be donated.
Lastly, on Monday and Tuesday, Flex machines will be placed across the River Campus and will be available for people to donate money.
Schneier is a member of the class of 2011.