Jewish community getting involved with Darfur campaign
The well attended Action Event was held last Sunday [24th June] at Malcolm Locker Hall, Central Synagogue to engage a cross section of the community in raising awareness of the harsh realities faced by those affected by the tragic events in Darfur and Darfuri survivors who have managed to get to Britain.
“I came to support the Birmingham Jewry’s action day to get the government to action in Darfur – to make a difference” said Vanessa Rowe, member of the Central Synagogue.
Some thirty people put pen to paper to express their concerns over the estimated 400,000 people who have been killed through violence, gang rapes and faced forced displacement.
“My intention is to raise awareness about the tragedy that is going on in Darfur and amongst Dafuri survivors. I want to find out more about how I can make a difference” said sixth former, Yonatan Stokes of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue.
Several local politicians were invited to attend the event but did not attend.
The event also included a quiz that highlighted key facts about the Darfur issue. The event managed to raise £100 with proceeds going to the WJR Darfur appeal.