Wednesday, June 28, 2006


I realize that people are concerned about Darfur and feeling somewhat powerless, but this is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of
On Thursday, June 29 at Noon EDT, thousands will hold their breath at simultaneous events that will take place in New York, Washington, Albuquerque, Brussels and Rwanda, to draw attention to the genocide that is taking place in Darfur, Sudan.

The New York City event will be held at 346 Broadway, (on corner of Leonard and Broadway) and will feature former Sudanese slave and noted human rights activist Simon Deng.

At Noon EDT, all of the participants around the globe will maintain a simultaneous, shared moment of silence for the victims in Darfur and as a group, they will hold their breath.


"We will stand across the globe as a reflection of those in power who have idly held their breath while genocide occurs on their watch," said Taylor Krauss, the group's co-organizer.

In addition to the groups participating in New York; Washington D.C.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Kigali, Rwanda; and Brussels, Belgium, yoga instructors across America will also be using the occasion to discuss the crisis with their classes, and the importance of breath in their teachings. "Inwardly, we will reflect on those in Darfur; those whose breath has been taken from them, as our bodies, too, cry out for air and life against suffocation and death," said Ted Alcorn, another co-organizer.

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