The Hummingbird and the Forest Fire: A Diaspora Morality Tale

April 1st, 2007 Print Print Email Email

Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam | March 31, 2007

Foreword: “The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts”?

100,000 letters. 50 State Resolutions. 77 million people. We are on the move!
For many of us, the past few weeks have been pretty exciting times in Diaspora
grassroots activism. We managed to launch some notable mobilization efforts to advance human rights and democracy in Ethiopia. A White House letter writing campaign attracted the enthusiastic support of individual Ethiopians and civic and political organizations throughout the world. We were also able to engage some of the prestigious American universities to focus on human rights abuses in Ethiopia.
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