Menawashi refugees in Southern Darfur province
The impact of California tribes' increasing political clout. Also: an eyewitness to genocide, and why Elk Grove schools show movies to empty seats.
Political Clout Indian tribes are increasingly influential players in Sacramento. Reporter Ellen Ciurczak tells you what the impact is of California tribes' increasing political clout, and what's behind the rise.
Genocide Eyewitness Brian Steidle is a former Marine captain who served as the United States representative on the African Union's peacekeeping mission to monitor the conflict in Darfur. Today he tells you what he saw in Darfur and what can be done to end the violence. Steidle has documented the genocide in a collection of hundreds of photographs. Some of the photographs appear below; more photographs appear on the next page.
A strong cautionary note: the pictures on the following page can only be described as nothing short of horrific. The pictures are not intended for general viewing; they should only be viewed by persons prepared to witness the raw aftermath of genocide in its most explicit detail. The images are extremely difficult to view.
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Brian Steidle talks at Sacramento State after the show at 3:00 p.m. in Hinde Auditorium in the University Union. Steidle's appearance is part of the "Tour for Darfur: Eyewitness to Genocide," a 21,000-mile speaking tour of 22 cities in 11 states. The talk is free and open to the public.
Tickets, anyone? The Elk Grove Unified School District screens movies for parents, even though they rarely attend. Elk Grove's Cindy Tucker tells us why she's perfectly happy to show films like "Dead Man Walking" and "Malcolm X" to what is often an empty room.