Calendar and Event Listing for Sunday, April 29
BAY AREA WALK AGAINST GENOCIDE, LAKE MERRITT, OAKLAND
What: People of all ages and backgrounds may participate in the Walk Against Genocide, a multifaceted event that brings together survivors of genocides and their supporters living in the Bay Area to prevent further mass atrocities like what is happening now in Sudan. Activities feature a 3-mile walk in solidarity around Oakland’s Lake Merritt, presentations by world renowned experts who influence public policy about genocide, training by humanitarian groups for grassroots peaceful prevention, and music by acclaimed soul singer-songwriter Martin Luther McCoy.
When: Sunday, April 29, 12 - 4 p.m.; Walk starts at 2 p.m.
Where: Lake Merritt Bandstand in Oakland (666 Bellevue Ave., .2 miles from Grandview Ave. near Children’s Fairyland; use 19th Street BART station).
All events are free but donations welcomed online or at the walk. Funds will go to three Bay Area nonprofit humanitarian organizations: Center for Justice and Accountability (http://www.cja.org
), The Genocide Education Project (http://www.genocideeducation.org
) and the SF Bay Area Darfur Coalition (http://www.darfursf.org
For more information and to resister for the walk go to http://www.walkagainstgenocide.org
or call 510-286-7919.
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Bay Area Walk Against Genocide is sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Darfur Coalition (http://darfursf.org/
), an alliance of San Francisco Bay Area organizations, groups, and individuals working to stop the genocide in Darfur, help end war in and bring peace to Sudan, and promote anti-genocide strategies for any and all genocidal conflicts around the world.