This Sunday the Save Darfur coalition is holding a rally in Washington, DC to keep the world's attention on the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. I am heading down for the day.
A year or so ago I wrote often about Darfur in this space. It seemed like the least I could do, but eventually even that became too much because it felt pointless. Now it is very gratifying to see the world coming together to stop the slaughter.
The first challenge will be keeping the momentum going towards complete restoration of civility in Darfur. Later on the Sudanese government and its henchmen must be tried and punished for condoning and committing atrocities. Finally, we will all have to do our part (however small) to ensure that this never happens again. Everyone says that every time, but obviously there is still work to do.