World Watch’s Walk to End Genocide
High School students to rally hundreds of San Diegans in Jewish World Watch’s Walk to End Genocide Chaired by Congresswoman Susan Davis, day of activism will highlight the power of local action to fight genocide – and raise funds for survivors in Sudan and the Congo.
(San Diego) – (San Diego) - On March 23rd, hundreds of San Diegans will come together for the 3rd annual
Walk to End Genocide. Timed to coincide with Genocide Awareness Month, the day of activism will bring
together a wide-ranging coalition of schools, churches, synagogues, and other faith-based organizations,
highlighting the power of local action to fight atrocities around the world, while raising funds to support
Jewish World Watch (JWW) projects that aid refugees and survivors of the conflicts in Sudan and the Congo.
The walk was founded in 2011 by three 14-year old students at the San Diego Jewish Academy: Zander
Cowan, Naomi Suminski and Ilana Engel, all of whom remain the lead organizers of the event. Their
advocacy efforts inspired San Diego Congresswoman Susan Davis to serve as this year’s Honorary Walk
This year’s walk coincides with a number of significant milestones for the anti-Genocide Movement, including
the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, and the 69th
anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The family-friendly day will feature two mile-long walks around
Nobel Park, as well as a rally and Awareness Fair with craft and activist projects, advocacy booths, food, art,
music, and more. All participants have the option to walk alone, as members of a team, or as “virtual
All media interested in covering the event are asked to RSVP to Nathan Miller at 310-739-9489 or
What: San Diego 3rd annual Walk to End Genocide
When: Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Nobel Park (8810 Judicial Drive, La Jolla, CA 92112)
About Jewish World Watch (JWW): JWW is a leading organization in the fight against genocide and mass
atrocities. Since its founding in 2004 based on Jewish experience and values, JWW has grown from a
collection of Southern California synagogues into a global coalition that includes schools, churches,
individuals, communities and partner organizations that share a vision of a world without genocide. The
organization has raised more than twelve million dollars to improve the lives of survivors, support on-theground
projects, and inspire local communities to advocate for political change.