(Thousand Oaks Acorn) – Hundreds will gather for Jewish World Watch’s fourth annual Conejo Valley Walk to End Genocide from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sun., March 13 at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.
The event is co-hosted by the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks and is part of the largest annual anti-genocide rallies in the United States.
A multi-faith coalition of policymakers, religious leaders, schools and activists will join for a day of action, walking together to highlight the power of communities to fight genocides and mass atrocities around the world.
Representatives of regional communities will join with faith groups to bring attention to the plight of communities in Sudan and Congo facing genocide and mass atrocities.
The day will also include advocacy booths, craft and activist opportunities, food, music, and information about the projects that JWW supports.
The event will raise funds for anti-genocide educational and advocacy efforts in the U.S., and to support on-the-ground projects that aid refugees and survivors of the conflicts in Sudan and Congo. More than $60,000 has been raised in the last three years.
To sign up for the walk, visit https://conejovalley.walktoendgenocide.org.
Participants read about the Armenian genocide inside a tent exhibit at the Walk to End Genocide event in Thousand Oaks. (ACORN FILE PHOTO)