i-ACT 21 Day 7: To the East We Go!

i-ACT 21 Day 7: To the East We Go!

From N’Djamena to Koukou By Felicia Lee So today we were up at around 4am, in order to gather our things and ensure that we were completely ready to go by 5am. We were picked up by our friend Max, as well as a UNHCR van. Our team had to split up at the airport, since...
i-ACT 21 Day 6: RESTORE 2100

i-ACT 21 Day 6: RESTORE 2100

Restore 2100: a Necessary Campaign By Gabriel Stauring Tomorrow we finally fly from N’djamena to eastern Chad and begin visiting refugee camps we first came to ten years ago. It is not a simple, one-sided story, but surprisingly, in some key areas, refugees are...
i-ACT21 Day 4: Radical Patience

i-ACT21 Day 4: Radical Patience

Radical Color By Felicia Lee When people ask me what my favorite color is, my answer is always “rainbow,” because I love colors in general, and I love colorful things. Today, as we drove through the city of N’Djamena, I kept noticing the prevalence of color all along...
i-ACT 21 Day 2: A Safe Island for a Mandatory Vacation

i-ACT 21 Day 2: A Safe Island for a Mandatory Vacation

“We were building a camp. They were building a city.“ By Tobias Kusian Being in the hotel doesn’t feel actually like being in Chad. It’s more like a Western standardized island that landed accidentally in the city. It doesn’t match with the things which it is...
i-ACT21 Day 0: Getting to Chad

i-ACT21 Day 0: Getting to Chad

i-ACT Begins 21st Trip to Darfuri Camps By Gabriel Stauring It is now 20 more trips than I thought I’d be making to Darfuri refugee camps. 10 years ago, on what we called i-ACT (short for “interactive-activism”), we headed to the Chad-Sudan border...