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Jennifer Collins

"All Tree Huggers Unite!!!"

Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
committed relationship, 2 children
Speaks: French, English
Joined Sep 2, 2013
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I am Celtic and proud of my heritage.I am an animal lover ,an activist,an environmentalist.I believe in saving our home..Planet Earth so that we all may live.I am a city dweller,an organic gardener,a proud parent and partner,a true treehugging- dirt worsipper.I believe in Human Rights and that ALL deserve them.

     ~ Save Dafur~ Stop the genocide~



Civil war divided Sudan, Africa's largest country, for the majority of its years since independence in 1956. The most recent conflict started in 1983, primarily between the Khartoum government, which has largely assumed an Arab, Islamic identity, and the peoples of the south and periphery, who share a sense of African culture. Religion, ethnicity, political ambitions, and colonial history fueled the conflict, as did the struggle to control the country's vast natural resources, especially oil, located primarily in the south.

The toll on human lives has been horrific.  Over two million people have been killed in the war, which displaced millions more, devastated livelihoods, destroyed infrastructure and shattered trust among people and communities. Meanwhile, Sudan remains one of the world’s poorest countries, with a per capita annual income of $280 and life expectancy of 56 years.

A peace agreement signed January 9, 2005 after two and a half years of negotiations offers significant hope that peace is within reach and has triggered the beginning of what could be a mass repatriation of uprooted Sudanese to their war-devastated communities of origin.

However, violence continues to rage in the Darfur region of western Sudan, a conflict that was not covered in the January peace accord.  The fighting pits government-supported militias against opposition groups, and the unrest, in addition to brutal militia tactics, has left an estimated 300,000 people dead and prompted more than 2.4 million people to flee their homes. Meanwhile, conflict also continues in Sudan’s northeast Beja region.

Role of the IRC in Sudan
The IRC remains one of the leading humanitarian aid organizations assisting the people of Sudan, implementing emergency relief, recovery and post-conflict programs in government-held, opposition-held, marginalized and conflict-affected areas of the country.  Programs are administered from IRC operation hubs in Khartoum, Sudan, or Nairobi, Kenya, depending on whether they are controlled by government or opposition groups.

~The nightwalkers~Uganda's invisible children~


Each night in northern Uganda, tens of thousands of terrified children leave their villages at dusk and walk to town to avoid being kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army—a brutal rebel force that has abducted more than 30,000 children to serve as soldiers and slaves in its 20-year war against the Ugandan government.

Once in captivity, boys are forced to loot and burn villages and torture and kill neighbors. Abducted girls are routinely raped and become sex slaves or “wives” of rebel commanders. All witness unimaginable atrocities and many do not survive.

The International Rescue Committee and its local partners provide counseling, emotional support, food and medical care for the children who are able to flee, while working to locate their parents and arrange family reunions.

But the war continues to take a horrific toll. “Those who live here are witness to a slow genocide, a holocaust of children,” said one IRC staff member assisting former child soldiers.  “And we wonder when the world will start paying attention.”



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Groups (PTT) Peace Think Tank, Acoustic Coffee House, Beats4Change, Cat Lovers, Cinema, DNC - Democratic National Committee, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Dog Lovers, Equal Rights for Women, Gaia: The Earth Force United Coalition., Gay-Straight Alliance For Equality And Social Justices, Get Out The Progressive Vote!, Global Healing, Half Full - Half Empty more »
Birthday Jan 01  
Languages French, English  
About Me Take nothing and leave only footprints.
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Pets Cat, Dog  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Spiritualist  
Eating Habits Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me something too WILD to tell!!!
My Philosophy There is NO wisdom in prejudice.
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, this was truly an eyeopener and the first of it's kind.
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What Scares Me  
Role Models father, Jane Goodall, Dalai Lama and Karen Silkwood for believ  
Quotation What one has,one ought to use:and whatever he does he should do with all his might! Cicero
Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind. Rudyard Kipling
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist! Indira Gandhi
Interests Saving our Planet, spending time with my family, Organic gardening, wildlifescaping, making herbal products., pets, Wildlife, Biodiversity, Botany, Ecology, Environment, Gardening/Farming, Herbs, Holistic Health, Homeopathy, Landscaping, M  
Music World music, Celtic music  
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Can't Live Without My children, my spirituality, knowledge, nature, peace  
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    Mar 25, 2009 1:15 AM

    Soren G. (2300)
    Thanks for being a friend
    May your life be full of love, light and fun...hugs SOREN - Beats for change - NYERTUN

    Mar 19, 2009 3:52 AM

    Dagmar b. (455)
    Happy Birthday !

    Mar 22, 2008 1:09 AM

    Dagmar b. (455)

    Happy Birthday, Jennifer and may you move easily with the flow of Life.
    Many Blessings, Dagmar Four Bears
    copyright Dagmar Ceki

    Mar 26, 2007 9:40 AM

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    Mar 25, 2007 12:59 AM

    Dagmar b. (455)

    Dear Jennifer , dropping by to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you
    and a wonderful continuation .
    Love & peace from France , Dagmar

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