Walkers turn out to help end genocide
LA JOLLA (CNS) – Walkers hit the streets and sidewalks of
Nobel Park in La Jolla Sunday to take a stand against genocide and to raise
money to help the victims of human rights abuse around the world.
The third annual Walk to End Genocide, hosted by the Jewish WorldWatch, was the first in a series of five walks around the state. Subsequent walks will
take place next month in Fountain Valley, Los Angeles and Santa Rosa, and in
Thousand Oaks in May, according to organizers.
Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego, was the event's honorary walk chair.
The roughly one-mile walk around the park was followed by an
awareness festival, which included information and advocacy booths on
Darfur, Sudan, Congo, human rights abuses, conflict minerals campaign and other
advocacy opportunities and solar cooker demonstrations.
According to Jewish WorldWatch, the funds raised in the series of walks
will go toward the organization's efforts to end genocide and provide refugees
and survivors with help and support.