Saturday, October 27, 8AM – 5PM
Registration 8AM - 8:45AM

The first day of the symposium will include panel discussions by experts on genocide, women’s issues, and the gender dimensions of conflict; remarks and analyses from keynote speakers; and testimonies from witnesses and survivors, including women from Darfur and other areas of conflict.

Sunday, October 28, 9AM - 4PM
Registration 9AM - 9:30AM

The second day will be dedicated to breakout sessions for students, activists, and Sudanese diaspora members, with a focus on advocacy training, networking, strategy development, and a roundtable discussion with Sudanese diaspora from all parts of Sudan to develop a united Sudanese strategy for change in Sudan.

Monday, October 29, 10AM - 4PM

Lobby Day (Optional)


The Georgetown University Law School

600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Hart Auditorium


HRI Georgetown
George Mason Conflict School
genocide watch sized 2.0


Students: $25;

Non-Students: $50

A light lunch will be served on both days

*Scholarships and group discounts are available upon request. For more information, email us at info@darfurwomenaction.org

**Volunteers will be granted free admission. Learn more about volunteering here



How long do you plan to stay in DC? 

The main days of panel discussion are Saturday and Sunday (October 27 and 28) but we highly recommend that you also attend our optional lobby day on October 29th.

How do you plan to come to DC? 

There are a variety of options for coming to DC. You can come to DC via bus in which case Megabus, Boltbus, Greyhound, and Chinatown Bus are cheap options.

You can also fly to DC.  Check whether you can get a student discount for airline tickets:
What Airlines Offer Students Discounts.”
And then check these websites to find the cheap travel flights:
13 Secrets for Finding Cheaper Airfare
Start the Adventure
Student Universe (student discount flights)

Where do you want to stay when in DC?

If you would like to stay at a hostel or at a group house check out these options:
Washington Peace Center Mass Housing Resources
William Penn House on Capitol Hill Duo Housing
HI Washington, DC Hostel
DC Lofty – Convention Center
Washington DC House
International House of Washington, DC
Washington International Student Center
Capital Comfort Hospital
If you would like to stay near Reagan airport look at these options. Most hotels near the airport offer a free shuttle service between the hotel, the airport,
and the nearest metro station. Take a look at these options:
Best Western (rooms at $119-129/night excluding tax).
Hampton Inn & Suites (rooms at $214/night excluding tax).

You may also wish to stay near our venue and walk to the symposium.

Washington Court Hotel (3-5 min walk)

Phoenix Park Hotel (3-5 min walk)

The Liaison Capitol Hill (3-5 min walk)

Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center    (10-15 min walk)

Pod DC Hotel (10-15 min walk)