30 SEPTEMBER 2012, 1:30PM to 3:30PM
LAFAYETTE PARK, WASHINGTON, D.C.
In 1989, Omar al-Bashir seized control of Sudan in a military coup. His 23 years of rule have been filled with violence and persecution. Millions have died from starvation, disease, and numerous acts of ethnic violence.
On September 30th, 2012, Voices for Sudan will hold a vigil at Lafayette Park, from 1:30p, to 3:30pm, commemorating the lives lost at the hands of the Bashir regime. We will remember victims of the past, as well as stand in solidarity with those who continue to suffer.
It is vital that the tragedies of the past be remembered in order to prevent the tragedies of the future. The people of the Blue Nile and the Nuba Mountains regions are now facing a campaign of persecution, famine and military violence orchestrated by the Bashir regime and Darfur remains unstable.
Please stand with us on September 30th to remember those lost. Featured speakers will include members of the Sudanese diaspora as well as leading advocates on Sudanese issues.
For more information, please contact Voices for Sudan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Laila McQuade by phone at (703) 915-2892.