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The Way Forward in Darfur and South Sudan:
A Pittsburgh Summit
March 19-21, 2010

summit group photo

Photo Gallery
Credit: Chelsey Engel Photography

Pre G20 Press conference and
Solemn Walk
September 14, 2009

Darfuris solemn walk and rally

News Coverage

Photo Gallery 1

Jerry Fowler, National Save Darfur Coalition President's Visit to Pittsburgh
March 10-12, 2009

News Articles

Photo Gallery

PDEC Collected 4704
postcards at the

Inauguration Photo Gallery 1

Inauguration Photo Gallery 2

Tents of Hope
Washington D.C.
November 9, 2008

Click on the links below to view more pictures from the November 9th Demonstration.

Tents of Hope Photo Gallery 1

Tents of Hope Photo Gallery 2

Tents of Hope Pittsburgh Project

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Dream for Darfur Torch Relay

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About the Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition


The Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition (PDEC) is calling attention to the mass killings and widespread rape and torture combined with the destruction of villages and the displacement of more than 2 million people that has been perpretrated in Darfur, Western Sudan since the summer of 2003.

Despite our government's declaration that these atrocious and systematic crimes constitute genocide, the war against unarmed civilians in Darfur has not halted.

PDEC joins organizations nationwide calling upon the U. S. government, in concert with the United Nations, the African Union and other bodies, to act decisively and without further delay, to prevent any further human destruction, and to enable the displaced to return in peace to their homes


For the past four years, PDEC has rallied public support for action to end the genocide in Darfur and organized events in Pittsburgh to promote greater attention ot this emergency. We work with a broad range of organizations, STAND chapters, church groups, Jewish groups, the American Jewish Committee and the Thomas Merton Center and we have:

Collected thousands of postcards signed by local residents calling on Presidents Bush and Obama to use the power of their office to end this genocide,

Helped draft and pass targeted Sudan Divestment legislationadopted by the city of Pittsburgh,

Organized public protests with high school student groups concerned about Darfur and chartered buses to bring local activists to five national rallies in Washington D.C. and one in New York City,

Created the Destroyed Villages Project and Exhibit with over 615 professionallyprinted signs naming some of the more than 2,751 destroyed or damaged villages of Darfur,

Coordinated Pittsburgh’s participation via fourteen tents in the Tents of Hope Project,

Held public events and brought to Pittsburgh experts like Save Darfur Coalition President Jerry Fowler, Ms. Niemat Ahmadi, Amb. (ret.), Larry Rossin, Capt. Brian Steidle (USMC - Ret), Ms. Zeinab Ayega of South Sudan, and Dr. Ali-Dinar to speak about Darfur,

Lobbied congressional and senate offices in support of legislation to sanction and bring to justice perpetrators of war crimes.

PDEC works with a broad range of organizations, church groups, Jewish groups, University programs, and non-profits like Global Solutions Pittsburgh and the Thomas Merton Center.

To join PDEC, email David.