Today, I heard Mia Farrow speak at the international conference of the Public Relations Society of America. Amazing! She communicated with a mixture of facts and stories regarding the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. I knew, of course, about Darfur; but it had not been connecting with me. There was something about seeing this somewhat frail, western celebrity pouring her whole being into this situation that grabbed my heart and my mind.
Tonight, I became a member of the Genocide Intervention Network. I wrote there, “It is easy to condemn what the Nazis did before I was born; but now I stand condemned for not having stepped up sooner as various genocidal situations have arisen in recent years. Of course, I always have condemned genocide, but I have been too ‘busy’ to do anything. I heard Mia Farrow speak today, Oct. 21, 2007, and I hope I will never be the same again.”