I don't know how much my flist knows about the situation in the Sudan, specifically Darfur. I first became aware of it through the Episcopal Church, actually, as they take an active role in doing what they can. My father has served for years, now, on our Church's committee.
A friend of mine is beginning a not-for-profit project called Write for Darfur
. The basic idea is that the result of the effort will be a published compilation of short stories, essays, poems, and artwork that will be sold, all proceeds going to savedarfur.org
. The works don't need to be specific to Darfur, but focusing on a related issue (struggle, racism, etc.) is encouraged. I hope you all will check it out, maybe consider contributing something, and spread the word.