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, 2005
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11000 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Cause 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. The Opportunity 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! The Vigils 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. Planned Vigils Los Angeles Contact: Gabriel Stauring, gstauring@aol.com, 310.451.2863 6:00 PM at the Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA San Diego 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 San Francisco Contact: Esther Sprague, ggcc@ggcc.org 5:00 PM at Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111 Washington, D.C. Contact: Bryan Collinsworth, 202.828.1202, dc@genocideinterventionfund.org 6:45 PM, Capitol Reflecting Pool. Dijon, France Contact: Gregoire, +33 662 80 11 28, g.japiot@laposte.net, Skype/Yahoo: gjapiot 16h00 GMT at Parish Saint Josep, 1, Rue du Havre, 21000 Dijon Nairobi, Kenya Contact: Moses Ndururi Kariuki, +254.720.33.15.37, mosesndururi@yahoo.com 7:00 PM at the University of Nairobi. Monterrey, Nueva Léon, Mexico Contact: 8348-3742 8:00 PM at the Plaza de la Amistad, Calle Canadá, Colonia Vistahermosa Jerusalem, Israel Contact: Davi Novick, 011.972.57.758.6740, dnovick@email.arizona.edu 7:00 PM at 5 Yael. Lagos, Nigeria Contact: Wole Oguntokun, 234.802.301.3778, laspapi@yahoo.com Contact: Sulai Aledeh, 234.803.310.6746/234.1.721.2325, sulaialedeh@yahoo.com Nimbus Art Gallery, Maitama Sule Crescent, off of Awolowo Road, Ikoyi. To get further information please visit http://www.genocideinterventionfund.org/vigils/ To Register 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. Organizing Kit A kit (PDF) will provide all the information necessary to help you plan a vigil in your city. (http://www.genocideinterventionfund.org/vigils/) Related Links 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

Cost : No cost

Gabriel  Stauring


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