Nick Clooney rescheduled to speak at Cintas about situation in Darfur

Ongoing conflict in Darfur has resulted in deaths of more than 400,000 people | March 1, 2007

Television personality, journalist and activist Nick Clooney is speaking on the situation in Darfur on Tuesday, March 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the Schiff Conference and Banquet Center. This event is free and open to the public. Clooney was originally scheduled to speak Feb. 6, but the event was cancelled due to bad weather.

The ongoing conflict in Darfur, a region in western Sudan, has resulted in the deaths of more than 400,000 people, and the displacement of more than two million others. These atrocities, as designated by the United States government, are a blatant perpetration of genocide.

Clooney is relaying his experience of traveling to Sudan to speak with the victims of this genocide first hand, along with his son, actor and activist George Clooney. He is also fielding questions in regards to the conflict and what can be done to help.

The event is sponsored by STANDxu, Students for Taking Action Now: Darfur.

“The goal of our club to educate students and the community about the ongoing genocide and what they can do to bring its end, and it is for this reason we’ve invited Mr. Clooney to campus,” says STANDxu spokesperson Shannon O’Neill.