Los Angeles Darfur Observance Day


Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio R. Villaraigosa, American Jewish Committee, First AME Church, Jewish World Watch and partners invite you to join together as a community to help combat the ongoing genocide in Sudan.


Sunday, May 20, 2007
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
First AME Church
2270 South Harvard Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Join a host of concerned citizens in remembering the victims of the Darfur genocide and participate as we Raise Awareness. Take Action Now. Stop the Genocide.

  • The first genocide of the 21st century in the Darfur region of Sudan is now in its fifth year.
  • At least 400,000 people have been killed; more than 2.5 million civilians have fled their homes and live in displacement camps.
  • More than 3.5 million men, women, and children are completely reliant on international aid for survival.
  • The brutal and calculated government campaign of starvation, rape, and mass slaughter must be stopped!

VIP Reception to follow; RSVP by May 17th to 310.282.8080 ext. 331 or email szymanskag@ajc.org
Reception will be across the street at the Allen House.


Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa will lead a broad city-wide coalition of community leaders to bring attention to the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.
 
An inaugural initiative will be announced by Mayor Villaraigosa as the keynote speaker along with well known community leaders including clergy, entertainment industry stars, and eyewitnesses who have traveled to Darfur.

The program will include an interfaith choir performance, video and photographic images documenting the situation in Darfur, and speeches advocating action.


For UCLA STUDENTS:  There will be a bus leaving UCLA at 3 PM from Ackerman Turnaround and returning from FAME Church after the program (around 7:30).

RSVP BY sending email to darfur@ucla.edu or go to:
http://ucla.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2402087302&ref=mf

The UCLA African Studies Center is a community supporter for the LA Darfur Observance Day at FAME.

Also, Attend the LA Darfur Observance Art Show
Friday May 18th, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Bradley Tower, LA City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street
For more information and ticketing, go to www.hopeartists.org

Music by DEEPMIX & SHEPARD FAIREY AKA: DJ DIABETIC

Featured Artists:  Brian Steidle, Larry Bell, James Ganzer, Andrew Jones, Dan Fauci, Reji Thomas, Andi Scull & Hill Harper, Selena Souders, Terrell Moore, Stephanie Daniel, Mariano A. Diaz, Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell, Brian Ford, Ian Noe, Brothers Ferraro, Gregory Wiley Edwards, John Davis, Nishira Fitzgerald, Emmeric Konrad


Cost : Free and open to the public

For more information please contact:

GosiaSzymanska

Tel: 310.282.8080 ext. 331

szymanskag@ajc.org


www.ladarfurobservance.org


Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio R. Villaraigosa, American Jewish Committee, First AME Church, Jewish World Watch.