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“END GENOCIDE NOW” photoshoot


Thanks everyone for coming to the photoshoot.  

Here are the pictures from the event.  For latest updates, please visit our blog
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photo by Rev. Wilfredo Benitez for Orange County for Darfur

We need 100+ people lying in the sand to form the words

“END GENOCIDE NOW!”

A photo will be taken, enlarged into a poster, and sent to our newly elected U.S. President after the election. Both Presidential candidates vowed to make ending genocide in Darfur, Sudan a high priority.

We want to make sure that promise is kept.
Come join us!

Time and location

When:
Saturday, Sept 6 2008
9:30a sharp!  

Where:
Inspiration Point - Corona Del Mar, CA
corner of Orchid and Ocean Blvd
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The plan

We need everyone to show up at 9:30a sharp!  The last time we did the Enough photoshoot (pictured above), it took about an hour just to get people set up correctly. 

Due to high expected turnout, we will be doing voter registration at this event.  We are grateful to have the following speakers joining us to share brief words of inspiration at the start of the event:

  • Fr. Wilfredo Benitez from St. Anselm’s of Garden Grove and OC Interfaith Council President (also our photographer!)
  • Steve Young - Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress, 48th District
  • Rev. Mark Whitlock of COR-AME church in Irvine

We also invited U.S. Congressman John Campbell, but it is doubtful that he will be able to join us.

For latest updates, see our blog at ocfordarfur.wordpress.com.

Why

In September 2004, Secretary of State Colin Powell, after a trip to Darfur declared that the killings in that region constitute genocide. 

Four years later, the atrocities continue.  It is time to END GENOCIDE NOW!

Darfur has been embroiled in a deadly conflict for five years now. At least 400,000 people have been killed; more than 2 million innocent civilians have been forced to flee their homes and now live in displaced-persons camps in Sudan or in refugee camps in neighboring Chad; and more than 3.5 million men, women, and children are completely reliant on international aid for survival. Not since the Rwandan genocide of 1994 has the world seen such a calculated campaign of displacement, starvation, rape, and mass slaughter.  – savedarfur.org

Presidential candidates on Darfur

Contact

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  Or call us at (949) 235-6200.

Links

[ Save Darfur ]
[ Enough project ]
[ Articles on Darfur by Nicholas Kristof ]

[ Rev. Wilfredo Benitez photography ]
[ Orange County for Darfur ]


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