Sneakers, Sun and Solidarity: The San Diego Walk for Darfur


Sneakers, Sun and Solidarity: The San Diego Walk for Darfur

April 3, 2009

On a Sunday afternoon in San Diego's Mission Bay Park, 1,500 people demonstrated their support for Darfur by lacing up their sneakers and walking. The San Diego Walk for Darfur, which took place on March 29, raised more than $70,000 for AJWS's efforts to end the genocide in Sudan.

The event's chair, Ami Minteer, told the crowd: "Thousands of refugees have walked in an effort to flee their burning villages and to save their own lives. We walk today to honor them and to show our support for the women, men and children who have lost their homes, loved ones and their basic human rights."

Since 2004, AJWS has been providing desperately needed aid to the people of Darfur while simultaneously engaging and educating the Jewish community about the genocide and advocating for an end to the crisis.

Watch NBC's video from the event featuring San Diego residents walking in solidarity:

The San Diego Walk For Darfur, to benefit AJWS's work to end the genocide, was sponsored by:

Fisher Family Foundation
Alitt Insurance Agency
Congregation Beth Israel
Bill & Sid Ruben Preschool at Congregation Beth Israel
Iowa Meat Farms
Temple Solel
Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego
Square One Advertising, Inc.
Trader Joe's
Temple Adat Shalom
Temple Emanu-El