PRESS RELEASE: The Washington D.C. Conference

PRESS RELEASE The Washington D.C. Conference A Conference under the theme “Time for Change: Saving Eritrea’s Future” was held in WashingtonD.C. during the period May 24-25, 2013. This conference, organized by Eritreans who came from all over the

PRESS RELEASE

The Washington D.C. Conference

A Conference under the theme “Time for Change: Saving Eritrea’s Future” was held in WashingtonD.C. during the period May 24-25, 2013.

This conference, organized by Eritreans who came from all over the United States and Canada, was attended by about 2000 Eritrean-Americans, Eritrean-Canadians, and friends of Eritrea. This conference was held on the sidelines of the WashingtonD.C. demonstration, which has been sufficiently covered but on which we would like to dwell briefly.

The event started with a march to the Eritrean Embassy, then to the White House, and finally to the State Department.

On Friday evening, after the demonstration, the conference was officially kicked off with a fruitful debate by the youth, which took a lead to the all-day seminar for Saturday.

Present at the conference was Dr. Alganesh Fessehaye (Ghandi), one of the relentless Eritreans who have been helping Eritrean victims of human trafficking in the Sinai.

The Conference was concluded by a presentation made by the guest of honor, Mr. Tesfay Temnewo, an ailing and selfless veteran fighter who travelled from Germany to uplift the spirit of struggle of the youth and empower them and pleaded with the opposition to be careful of externalizing our solutions to the desired change we struggle to see in our homeland.

At the end of this educational and informative conference, that was closed with a party and Eritrean cultural show, the participants unfailingly and in a single voice expressed the urgency to stand united, underlining the need to work together in the current crucial stage of the struggle against the PFDJ brutal dictatorship Some of the concluding remarks recommended that:

  1. The youth have to strive for more unity in leading a successful movement, rejecting differences of opinion on trivialities.
  2. The opposition camp should have tolerance towards one another and focus on common denominators that sustain the national struggle and crown it with the long-awaited success.
  3. The involvement of women should be taken as one of the basic guiding principles of the struggle, encouraged and implemented more than ever before.
  4. Time management should be considered key in our struggle.

 

Glory to our Martyrs!

North America Event Organizing Committee

Washington, D.C.

June 7, 2013

aseye.asena@gmail.com

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21 COMMENTS
  • T.G.Yohannes June 11, 2013

    my appreciation is very high for the organizers, participants and the idea contributors for such a successful conference. However, we need to keep up it and work hard to help our citizen fellows who need awareness to open their eye so that they could see that they are clapping their hand to their killers. My brother, Jack need to learn on how the root causes should be tackled. our struggle will be first herein diaspora to eradicate the ignorance of the few who are playing with knife against their own people and those who supporting for such action. I don’t expect any Eritrean at this time to deny the all sided tragedy happening on Eritreans but few like poor Jack!!!!!!!!!!!

  • T.G.Yohannes June 11, 2013

    my appreciation is very high for the organizers, participants and the idea contributors for such a successful conference. However, we need to keep it up and work hard to help our fellow citizens who need awareness to open their eye so that they could can see what human creatures could see. They are clapping their hand to their killers and the killers of their family members if they have any. My brother, Jack need to learn on how the root causes should be tackled. our struggle will be first here in diaspora, to eradicate the ignorance of the few who are playing with knife against their own people and those who supporting for such action. I don’t expect any Eritrean at this time to deny the all sided tragedy happening on Eritreans but few like poor Jack!!!!!!!!!!! True struggle that aims for freedom of the mass is must to win! our strength is our Unity!

  • T.G.Yohannes June 11, 2013

    my appreciation is very high for the organizers, participants and the idea contributors for such a successful conference. However, we need to keep it up and work hard to help our fellow citizens who need awareness to open their eye so that they could see what any non Eritreans could see. They are clapping their hand to their killers and the killers of their family members if they have any. My brother, Jack need to learn on how the root causes should be tackled. our struggle will be first here in diaspora, to eradicate the ignorance of the few who are playing with knife against their own people and those who supporting for such action. I don’t expect any Eritrean at this time to deny the all sided tragedy happening on Eritreans but few like poor Jack!!!!!!!!!!! True struggle that aims for freedom of the mass is must to win! our Unity is our strength!

  • Said June 12, 2013

    I guess we need to hold on the Unity the rope. we have too united we have no choice but that. the Rope of unity is not easy. we have to work hard for that. united against the dictator. love and peacefor Eritran. you have to keep up with hope . and it’s working. in your face dictator.

  • Said June 12, 2013

    John and Johnson. all they can do is look for their interests, they could still do something but if they want to if it is any interest in involved. Eritran we don’t have to wait for that. its looks like we have to give something to get something. where is are interest. buy one get one free, it’s not easy.united we stand .

  • Abdallah Ahmed June 13, 2013

    The Eritrean humanrights record is much better than that of America.

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