Assemblyman Paul Koretz hosts a town hall meeting addressing the question, "How Can We Stop the Genocide in Darfur?"
FYI -- info forwarded by Paul Michael Neuman in Assemblyman Paul Koretz's office.
Everyone welcome at the town hall meeting -- attendees do not have to be residents of the 42th district.
How Can We Stop the Genocide in Darfur?
On June 28th, please join Assemblyman Paul Koretz and other human rights spokespersons at a crucial town hall meeting and discussion of the “ethnic cleansing” and genocide that’s taking place in Darfur.
Learn more about this tragedy, and find out what we can do, as citizens of this world, to try to end the systematic murdering, rape and displacement that’s claimed the lives of an estimated 200,000 to 450,000 innocent men, women and children, and forced hundreds of thousands more to become imperiled refugees.
Darfur is a region of western Sudan. Since February 2003, the Janjaweed a militia group recruited from local Arab tribes has launched a campaign of murderous aggression upon non-Arab peoples of that region. The Sudanese government has publicly denied supporting the Janjaweed, but has provided arms and assistance and has participated in joint attacks with the group. Religious and humanitarian organizations have spoken up in protest, but the international community has been slow to respond. The California State Legislature is considering a motion to divest Darfur-related investments from its employee pension funds, as a result of a motion introduced by Assemblyman Paul Koretz.
“The only way to truly honor the victims of the Holocaust is to act to stop what is happening in Darfur. We must take personal responsibility about this tragedy by talking to our families and friends and contacting our representatives.”
-- Assemblyman Paul Koretz
Assemblyman Paul Koretz represents the 42nd District which includes West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, Bel Air, Brentwood, Hollywood, Hancock Park, Los Feliz, North Hollywood, Valley Village, Taluca Lake, Universal City, Studio City and Sherman Oaks. After a long career of community service, he was elected to the California Assembly on November 7, 2000. For more info about Assemblyman Koretz, visit http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a42/
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stephen S. Wise Temple -- Hershenson Hall
15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Cost: Free and open to the public; free parking
RSVP requested, but not required, to (818) 902-0521 or (310) 285-5490.
Assemblyman Paul Koretz's office Tel: 310-285-5490 or 818-902-0521
Sponsor(s): Assemblyman Paul Koretz