To Learn More, Contact:
Save Darfur Coalition (www.savedarfur.org)
"Around the country and across the globe, the Save Darfur Coalition is inspiring action, raising awareness and speaking truth to power on behalf of the people of Darfur. Working with world leaders, we are demanding an end to the genocide, and our efforts are getting results.
The key to our success is the millions of everyday citizens who have joined our movement. With you and other committed activists by our side, we will end the genocide.
We are an alliance of over 180 faith-based, advocacy and humanitarian organizations. The Coalition’s member organizations represent 130 million people of all ages, races, religions and political affiliations united together to help the people of Darfur."
Genocide Intervention Network (www.genocideintervention.net)
"The Genocide Intervention Network empowers individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide. We envision a world in which the global community is willing and able to protect civilians from genocide and mass atrocities.
GI-NET's theory of change is based on the recognition that a diverse cross-section of the American population cares deeply about ending and preventing genocide, regardless of where it might occur, and that constituent pressure can make genocide prevention an important and relevant political priority for American elected officials and policymakers.
We believe that if given the tools, ordinary Americans can become everyday upstanders against genocide. Our innovative tools and programs provide citizens with the resources to educate, organize, and advocate in their communities.
By investing heavily in individuals and empowering them to be local leaders on their campuses and in their communities, GI-NET provides hands-on opportunities for Americans to make genocide prevention a domestic political issue."
ENOUGH Project (www.enoughproject.org)
"The Enough Project is helping to build a permanent constituency to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity. Too often, the United States and the larger international community have taken a wait-and-see approach to crimes against humanity. This is unconscionable.
Genocide and war crimes are not inevitable, and we at Enough want to create noise and action both to stop ongoing atrocities and to prevent their recurrence. Our mission is to help people from every walk of life understand the practical actions they can take to make a difference. Our strategy is to energize diverse communities – including students, religious groups, activists, business leaders, celebrities, and Diaspora networks – to ensure that their voices are heard on some of the most pressing foreign policy and moral challenges facing the world today.
Enough conducts intensive field research in countries plagued by genocide and crimes against humanity, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to help empower citizens and groups working for change. Our initial work has focused on grave challenges in a number of African countries: Sudan, eastern Congo, northern Uganda, Somalia, Chad and Zimbabwe."
Human Rights and Advocacy Network for Democracy (HAND) - (http://hand-sudan.org/)
Human Rights and Advocacy Network for Democracy (HAND) is a network of grassroots organizations, managed by and for Darfuris and operating in Darfur proper. Established in February 2010, HAND aims at improving the lives of youth, women and children through promoting Human Rights; vocational training; capacity building; reconciliation and basic health care including AIDS awareness. Educated young Darfuris work as volunteers to implement the themes of HAND. The network comprises of local Darfuris NGOs. The mission of HAND is to improve the Human Rights in Darfur - and give the civilians hope for a better future - through reporting Human Rights violations, advocacy, promote democracy and rule of law, vocational training, decreasing tribal tensions, capacity building, awareness raising, HIV and peace building. HAND aims to focus in particular on the areas where there is difficult access in Darfur or areas which because of the security situation have not witnessed any activities.
"InterAction is the largest coalition of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people.
Collectively, InterAction’s 175 members work in every developing country. Members meet people halfway in expanding opportunities and supporting gender equality in education, health care, agriculture, small business, and other areas.
The U.S. public shows its support for this work through contributions to InterAction members totaling around $6 billion annually. InterAction leverages the impact of this private support by advocating for the expansion of U.S. government investments and by insisting that policies and programs are responsive to the realities of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations."
"STAND, the student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network, envisions a world in which the international community protects civilians from genocidal violence. At its core, our mission is to empower individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide.
To do so, STAND’s Leadership Team recruits, trains, organizes and mobilizes students around the world by providing materials, educational information, online resources, policy expertise, and a network of concerned and active peers.
Born out of the fight to stop the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, STAND is devoted to creating a sustainable student network that actively fights genocide wherever it may occur. We seek to unite students around the world in a permanent anti-genocide constituency."
The Meg Perry Center (http://megperrycenter.com/)
"The Meg Perry Center is dedicated to educational exchange and social action, so that individuals and our community may be empowered to work for peace and justice.
Centro Latino Maine
El Centro Latino, Maine está dirigido a mejorar la calidad de vida para los hispanos en Maine. Ofrecerá acceso a servicios e información, y dará voz a los reglamentos y leyes que beneficiarán a nuestra gente, celebrando nuestra cultura, conservando nuestra dignidad como humanos, e inspirándonos a alcanzar nuestras aspiraciones.
Providing Local and Organic Food to Non-Profit Organizations and People in Maine through Growing Opportunities for Youth, Immigrants and Elders to Holistically Learn through Cooking Food for our Community.
Local Sprouts is a culinary and cultural organization that focuses on cooking local food to connect people to share food, mutual support, knowledge and develop local self-reliance. We have three main branches: Community Supported Kitchen, Cooperative Catering and Community Food and Learning.
The Portland Food Coop
The Portland Food Co-operative is a vision in progress:
Peace Action Maine (http://www.peaceactionme.org/)
"The state’s largest peace organization has worked for 25 years to promote peace through grassroots organizing, citizen education, and issue advocacy. Peace Action Maine is an affiliate of National Peace Action.
Peace Action Maine is a voice of education and a center for all people committed to disarmament and creative responses to conflict.
We bring to our work a deep and lasting commitment to nonviolence, justice, and the empowerment of all people. Out of this commitment grows a necessity to educate in a manner that both promotes and models our values."