I'm trying to start a club on campus to raise awareness of the crisis in Darfur. I spoke with one of my professors who essentially told me good luck, that he'd been trying to get students to care with little success. Why is that? I refuse to believe there would be absolutely no one interested in joining a club and trying to make a difference, and maybe save lives.
A few of my classmates expressed interest, but mainly in a way that said, "Oh, that's interesting, but just don't ask me to do anything." *headdesk*
I'm going to keep trying, and will talk to a few classes about starting a club. There is a lot that we can do, from lobbying politicians, telling others on campus, trying to get companies to divest in Sudan, and the old stand-by fundraising.
I know there are a lot of students and academics in the fandom, so maybe you could tell me if students are as apathetic there as they are at my university.
Here are some links to visit about what's going on in Darfur: