We at Stanford STAND seek to end and prevent genocides in the world around us. To that end, we have chosen to focus on the current genocide in Sudan as well as the mass atrocities currently occurring in The Democratic Republic of Congo and in Burma. In light recent events and continuing violence, we have also incorporated Syria into our education and advocacy framework. We also are working for the creation of a permanent anti-genocide constituency to ensure that genocide prevention becomes an institutionalized foreign policy issue. We work on the Stanford campus, in the local Bay Area, and in Washington D.C., using a three-pronged approach: advocacy, awareness, and fundraising.
STAND was founded in 2005 in order to address the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, but since then STAND has expanded its mission to include other genocidal conflicts particularly those resulting in a large number of civilian casualties, currently The Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma and Syria in addition to Sudan.
STAND meets Tuesdays at 9:15PM in the DK Room of the Haas Center. New members are always welcome!