4Darfur Awareness Concert - Imagine a world filled with peace

Saturday 14 March 2009

4Darfur Poster


Saturday 14 March 2009

16:00 – 19:00 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

Doors open at 15:00 (3:00 PM)


Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church
1259 Victoria Street, Costa Mesa, California

see here for map and directions

Be sure to read directions about parking!


Miriam Khan and Stacy Suh, members of the Troy Amnesty International High School Group

In conjunction with members of the Valencia, Dana Hills, and Los Alamitos high school groups

And Amnesty International local groups in Orange County


A concert to benefit Darfur. All profits to go to Amnesty International.

How much


  • $7 pre-sale if you purchase direct (from someone in your high school)
  • $8 pre-sale if you purchase online (+ 50¢ PayPal service charge)
  • $10 at the door


  • Transcend—from Troy High School
  • Lon Chaney—from Los Alamitos High School
  • Basic—from Troy High School
  • Blackout 101—from Calabasas



Blackout 101

Blackout 101

Information and Entertainment

  • Darfur Info Table: We have postcards from Amnesty International and a slideshow. Get your Darfur sticker at the info table.
  • Guest speaker
  • Face painting
  • Souvenir table: T-shirts (“Hope” and “4 Darfur” shirts), CDs (Instant Karma and Music for Human Rights), Amnesty International posters and books. “End the Killing in Darfur” buttons will be given to the first 10 customers who buy from the souvenir table so be sure to buy early!
  • The hope shirt comes in kiwi green or aquatic blue. The 4 Darfur shirt is available in white.
  • Food: We will be selling lemonade, bottled water, baked goods, popcorn and chips.

And more!

4Darfur T-shirt

4Darfur T-shirt

Hope T-shirt

Hope T-shirt




Directions to Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church

Parking: The church has a small parking lot. But on week-ends you can park in the parking lot of the office building next to the church (Viva office building.) Please carpool!!

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Buy Tickets

Concert Ticket

Ticket sales are now closed.


Amnesty International’s Darfur campaign seeks to end the Darfur crisis by working to ensure security for displaced civilians, access and funding for humanitarian organizations, and accountability for the perpetrators of massive human rights abuses in the region.

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Since the eruption of conflict in 2003, Darfur, western Sudan, has been ravage by killings, torture, destruction and rape since 2003. Despite international outrage and demands around the globe to end the brutality, the deadly conflict continues. Darfur remains one of the world’s worst human rights and humanitarian catastrophes. Civilians have become victims of egregious human rights violations, primarily at the hands of the government of Sudan and the Janjawid, an allied militia. Together, they have been responsible for killings, torture, rape, detentions, forceddisplacement, the burning of homes and villages, and the theft and deliberate destruction of crops and cattle. Rebel groups have also perpetrated killings, rape, looting, abductions, and other human rights abuses.

Situation Today

  • 300,000 men, women, and children have died
  • 2.6 million have been displaced from their homes and live in camps for refugees or Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) or wherever they can, in a courtyard, under a tree.
  • An unknown number of women and girls have been abducted, raped, and abused
  • A generation of children has reached school-age not knowing a home

The humanitarian crisis is exacerbated by the remoteness of the area, restrictions by the Sudanese government on humanitarian operations, press, and human rights monitors, and rampant insecurity on the ground. Attacks by armed assailants on aid workers have drastically reduced operations, and humanitarian aid groups no longer have access to some areas of Darfur. In many areas, roads are under the control of roaming Janjawid militias or factions of armed opposition groups. Government armed forces, police paramilitaries, Janjawid, and other armed groups, such as bandits, establish checkpoints where they often extort money. Humanitarian aid convoys are hijacked for the vehicles and supplies they carry, and the drivers are assaulted or kidnapped, and some have been murdered.