Candlelight Vigil to Protest Darfur

If you're going to be in New York City Monday evening, head on over to Washington Square Park for a candlelight vigil.

Diverse groups will join in a candlelight vigil on Monday, Dec. 13, at the Fountain Plaza in Washington Square Park in New York City at 6:30 pm EST.Slavery survivor Simon Deng will be a keynote speaker at the event.

The first genocide of the 21st century continues in Sudan, and despite the death toll of 70,000 and counting, the international community and the UN have largely refused to come to the aid of the 2 million Sudanese who have been forced into the desert, and the thousands more who have been raped and enslaved. The United Nations still refuses to acknowledge that these events constitute genocide. This candlelight vigil is sponsored by the Columbia Coalition for Sudan, NYU Law Students for Human Rights, Judson Memorial Church, the Massaleit Community in Exile, Brooklyn Parents for Peace, the Church of St. Francis Xavier, the United Methodist Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, the Darfur Rehabilitation Project, Jews Against Genocide, the New York Board of Rabbis, the students of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and the American Anti-Slavery Group.

The movement to stop the genocide in Sudan is growing stronger every day. Through rallies, candlelight vigils, petitions, divestment campaigns, and fundraisers, activists are making a difference. Individuals and communities across the country are demanding immediate action to stop the genocide perpetrated by the Sudanese regime.

Via Sudan Activism. If you're not in New York, the site has details on how you can hold a similar candlelight vigil in your area.

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