Darfur Summer Freedom Vigils
On July 21, 2005, Darfur Freedom Summer Vigils will be held in different cities across the world, symbolizing solidarity and the worldwide demand for an end to the atrocities in Darfur.
Thursday, July 21, 20056:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11000 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
On July 22, 2004, both houses of Congress unanimously declared the situation in Darfur, Sudan genocide.
One year after this unprecedented declaration, people in Darfur are still dying as the world watches.
On July 21, 2005, Darfur Freedom Summer Vigils will be held in different cities across the world, symbolizing solidarity and the worldwide demand for an end to these atrocities.
Thank you very much for joining us as we remember the victims of this genocide and commit to ending it.
These vigils will offer an opportunity to learn more about the situation in Darfur and to act to end the atrocities. Information will be distributed and action events will be held in conjunction with the vigils.
We invite you to join the Genocide Intervention Fund and other organizations in taking a stand against the genocide in Darfur and remembering the lives that have been lost.
Please feel free to be creative and integrate the ideas of others in your community, and be sure to share them with us!
There are already vigils of all sizes being organized across the nation and in various locations around the world, including California; Washington, D.C.; Kenya; Mexico and France. If there isn't yet a vigil in your area, please use our organizing kit and put one together!
As sunset rolls from East to West, we are hoping to create a candlelight wave, with caring people lighting candles in each city along the way.
There will also be immediate action campaigns on site and information/action kits available for people to take to their own community, becoming powerful advocates for Darfur.
Please mark your calendars and do all you can to get the word out about these important events.
Contact: Gabriel Stauring, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310.451.2863
6:00 PM at the Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Contact: American Anti-Slavery Group, San Diego Chapter, Virginia Martinez, 619.426.1936
Rally/March: 11:00 AM, start at the San Diego Civic Center, Third Avenue at B Street. March to the San Diego County Administration Building, 1600 Pacific Highway.
Vigil: 7:00 PM at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 3725 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
Contact: Esther Sprague, email@example.com
5:00 PM at Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111
Contact: Bryan Collinsworth, 202.828.1202, firstname.lastname@example.org
6:45 PM, Capitol Reflecting Pool.
Contact: Gregoire, +33 662 80 11 28, email@example.com, Skype/Yahoo: gjapiot
16h00 GMT at Parish Saint Josep, 1, Rue du Havre, 21000 Dijon
Contact: Moses Ndururi Kariuki, +254.722.214.171.124, firstname.lastname@example.org
7:00 PM at the University of Nairobi.
Monterrey, Nueva Léon, Mexico
8:00 PM at the Plaza de la Amistad, Calle Canadá, Colonia Vistahermosa
Contact: Davi Novick, 011.972.57.758.6740, email@example.com
7:00 PM at 5 Yael.
Contact: Wole Oguntokun, 234.802.301.3778, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Sulai Aledeh, 234.803.310.6746/234.1.721.2325, email@example.com
Nimbus Art Gallery, Maitama Sule Crescent, off of Awolowo Road, Ikoyi.
To get further information please visit
Let us know you're planning to host a vigil by e-mailing us or calling 610.957.6339. Your vigil will be added to a growing list on the Genocide Intervention Fund website as well as StopGenocideNow.
A kit (PDF) will provide all the information necessary to help you plan a vigil in your city. (http://www.genocideinterventionfund.org/vigils/)
National Weekend of Prayer and Reflection for Darfur, sponsored by Save Darfur, July 15–17
Three Weeks of Action to End the Genocide in Darfur, sponsored by Sojourners Magazine, July 8–21
Darfur Vigils, sponsored by StopGenocideNow, July 21
Los Angeles Vigil
6:00 PM at the Federal Building
For more information please contact:
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, StopGenocideNow.org
Genocide Intervention Fund
African Diaspora Foundation
American Anti-Slavery Group
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Justice and Peace
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Restorative Justice/Detention Ministry
Darfur Action Committee at UCLA
Jewish Community Relations Council
Peace and Justice Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
Prevent Genocide International
Progressive Jewish Alliance
Second Generation After, San Diego
Second Generation Los Angeles
South Coast Interfaith Council