It is a cause dear to the hearts of many, and that’s why thousands are preparing this weekend to fight to end genocide around the world.
A “Walk to End Genocide” will take place tomorrow. It is designed to raise money and awareness of the issue, said Jonathan Golub, director of communications and operations for Jewish World Watch which is sponsoring the event. Films like the movie, “Hotel Rwanda,” starring Don Cheadle, have helped bring this issue to light in recent years. Cheadle will be among those tomorrow lending his support to the cause.
“Don Cheadle has been a very strong voice on this issue,” Golub said. “So his involvement has been really great.”
In addition to Cheadle, actress Lisa Edelstein and actor Josh Radnor are also scheduled to speak.
As part of tomorrow’s festivities, which ages can attend, there will be a silent auction as well.
Many participants from Beit T'Shuvah in Culver City are also expected to attend tomorrow's walk, Golub said.
The nearly three-mile walk will raise money for Jewish World Watch’s aid programs, including a “Solar Cooker Project” which provides solar cookers to refugee families, Golub said. This program aims to protect women from becoming the victims of violence when they are forced to leave their refugee camps to gather firewood.
The “Walk to End Genocide” is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at Pan Pacific Park.