Stop Genocide in Darfur, Sudan!
Honors Students Create a Course and Lead a Campaign: "Stop Genocide in Darfur, Sudan!"
Last spring, Chelsea Comeau and Lauren Tousignant had a vision. So they designed an Honors Component project in their Education class with Professor John Carroll.
Their objective: they wanted to use the Component to develop a course they could teach in the future and a course that would immerse college students in the urgent reality of the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan.
Their vision became reality and a smash success. That Component project led to "Darfur Film and Discussion" the first-ever student-led course at Lasell College. Together with Secondary Education majors Chris Herget and Kevin Lawson, they taught the course this fall, and inspired a fascinated and committed group of 16 peers.
As a result, these twenty students organized the first "DARFUR DAY" for awareness and action, held across campus on November 14. The day brought campus attention to genocide through:
- A petition drive and letter campaign with action requests to US Congress and Chinese Consulate
- Facts and statistics posted on campus sidewalks, walls, and information video screens
- A T-shirt sale fundraiser
- A Candlelight vigil
- Raising $350.95 to contribute to the organization Save Darfur Coalition
Read how the Darfur Four inspired three students in Honors 101.
|Left to right: Honors Student Lauren Tousignant, Honors Student Chelsea Comeau, Secondary Ed. Major Kevin Lawson, Secondary Ed. Major Chris Herget|