People of all ages and backgrounds join the 2nd Annual Walk Against Genocide, featuring survivors of genocide now living in the Bay Area and their supporters, to prevent future mass atrocities like those in Sudan and Congo. Activities include a 3-mile walk in solidarity around Oakland’s Lake Merritt (starts 2 pm), presentations by world renowned experts influencing public policy, training by humanitarian groups for grassroots peaceful prevention, and music by acclaimed soul singer-songwriter Martin Luther McCoy.
All events are free, but donations welcome, online or at the walk. Donations beneefit three Bay Area nonprofit humanitarian organizations: Center for Justice and Accountability (www.cja.org), Genocide Education Project (www.genocideeducation.org) and SF Bay Area Darfur Coalition (www.darfursf.org).
The AFSC/Quakers team welcomes your participation. As a founding member of walk organizers SFBADC, AFSC works to prevent deadly conflicts before they begin. Please register to walk (no fee required) at www.walkagainstgenocide.org. We will continue to raise our voices, until robust responses to mass atrocities and genocide are in place. The best news: We are not alone. Fellow activists live in communities across the U.S. Please join us.
For more information and to resister, www.walkagainstgenocide.org or call 510-286-7919