Not long ago when Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD, spoke about the importance of APA responding to the Darfurian genocide, a psychologist told her, "Well, we just helped out with the tsunami. There is such a thing as donor fatigue."
"We can't be tired of raising awareness because there are people at stake and we are all responsible as global citizens," responded Bryant-Davis, an assistant professor of psychology at Pepperdine University and chair of APA's Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP).
Bryant-Davis recommends several ways psychologists can help the people of Darfur:
• Learn about the crisis by visiting Web sites, such as StopGenocideNow.org.
• Read APA's Resolution on Racism at www.psych.org/edu/other_res/lib_archives/archives/200603.pdf.
• Write to those who have the power: The United Nations, President Bush and the U.S. Congress.
• Host awareness programs on your campus or in your community.
• Donate funds to organizations that help Darfurians.
And, above all, said Bryant-Davis, "stay a part of the solution."