Niagara County Community College's Global Human Rights Organization is raising money to help the victims of genocide in Darfur, Sudan, by sponsoring three screenings of the movie "Hotel Rwanda" in the college's Fine Arts Theater on Friday and Saturday.
Club founder Andrew Bannister said the showings will be at 8 p.m. Friday and at 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday. "We are asking for donations of $3 for the movie."
"All proceeds will go to the Genocide Intervention Fund, which provides the victims of the genocides with food, water, clothing and other necessities while the group's lobbyists are fighting to put a stop to the atrocities, which haves seen over 300,000 non-Muslims murdered and another two million displaced from their homes and communities.
He said the movie is an appropriate way of helping because the situation in Darfur is similar to the 1994 situation in Rwanda when 800,000 Tutsi tribe members were murdered in that country.