Who are the Hazaras?
1. Raise public awareness on the ongoing Hazara genocide; build international solidarity
2. Immediate support to Hazaras on the ground
3. Do not legitimize the Taliban
4. Prioritize Hazara refugees
5. Support Hazara civil rights and calls for equity
Story Behind the Art
At the heart of this campaign, we are centering the victims of genocide and those currently experiencing forced displacement, starvation, and imminent death by exposure as winter approaches.
This art piece represents the Hazara school girls in Dashte Barchi that were targeted and massacred as they were exiting the school grounds right before the end of Ramadan. The newborn child represents that maternity ward attack in Dashte Barchi, that pregnant mothers traveling from rural Hazarajat and newborns were not immune from targeted hate crimes against Hazaras. Hazaras are targeted for their Central Asian facial features. Created by Jessica Bolden, Daily Emerald.
This song was released in 1998, the year Afghanistan was controlled by Taliban. People were not allowed to listen to music or sing songs. Sarzamine Man (سرزمین من ) is a song by Dawood Sarkhosh, a poet, singer, and musician who belongs to the Hazara people, that has produced much of Hazara resistance music. This is his most well-known work which voices the feelings of Afghan refugees dispersed throughout the world.
Sarzamine man by Dawood Sarkhosh
I have become homeless
I have moved from one home to another
Without you, I have always been with sorrow shoulder to shoulder
My only love, my existence
My poems and songs have no meaning without you
So exhausted of persecution
Without any hymn and song
Impatient without medicine (hope)
Who has sung your sorrow? (No one has sung)
Who have opened your way? (No one has solved)
Who has been loyal to you? (No one has been)
My moon and my star, my new way
I can't live anywhere but in you
They stole your treasures to enrich themselves
Everyone in turn, broke your heart
You're like someone who is awaiting
You're like a desert full of dust
You're like a grieved heart
I moved from a home to another
Without you, I have always been with sorrow
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