Musicians played to raise money to bring an end to the genocide in Darfur with JWW, Save Darfur and the Enough Project.
On March 3, 2009 Sudanese President Omar al Bashir expelled 13 of the largest aid organizations from Sudan, leaving millions in immediate risk. The move was in retaliation to the International Criminal Court’s issuance of an arrest warrant against him for crimes against humanity and war crimes. JWW, Stop Genocide Now, HOPE, In His Shoes and over 100 other activists and citizens throughout Southern California joined together in front of the Federal Building to demand immediate and decisive action by the US, the UN and the EU!
Our community, local dignitaries and religious leaders protested the ongoing slaughter taking place in Darfur, Sudan. Together we sent a message from Orange County to Washington DC that we will not permit genocide on our watch, re-sanctifying the words, “Never Again.”
Over 600 people joined JWW on February 26, 2009 at the Skirball Cultural Center to honor the vision of Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis and the first five years of Jewish World Watch. The evening showcased the action that Rabbi Schulweis has inspired in the community to combat and prevent genocide and mass atrocities worldwide.
On February 8, 2010, Los Angeles Clippers star Baron Davis partnered with Jewish World Watch and the Darfur Dream Team to rally students at Calabasas High School. Jewish World Watch and students from twelve Los Angeles area schools successfully raised funds for two schools in Djabal refugee camp in eastern Chad. At the event held at Calabasas High School, students and community members played knock-out with Davis and John Prendergast, Co-founder of the Enough Project. The night culminated with Jewish World Watch making a check presentation to the Darfur Dream Team for $115,000. An additional $2,000 was raised that evening, which will go toward funding a third school.
As a part of the World Festival of Sacred Music (September 13 – 28, 2008), cellist Michael Fitzpatrick joined Cantor Caren Glasser for a powerful concert event. Proceeds benefited JWW.
This film, depicting the life of Hannah Senesh, is an incredible and moving example of not standing idly by. The screening benefited JWW.
JWW’s landmark Solar Cooker Project educated the community at this event as a guest of the organizers! For more information, visit: www.altbuildexpo.com.
“Sand and Sorrow” is a shocking documentary about Darfur narrated by George Clooney. The screening was organized by JWW Youth Activist and Board Member Shelby Layne, and benefited JWW.
JWW, the Save Darfur Coalition, Genocide Intervention Network, and the American Jewish Committee for a California State organized a Senate Lobby Day in support of AB 498, which prevents the state of California from entering into contracts with companies that help fund the genocide in Darfur. The event included presentations on the legislation, lobby training, meetings with legislators and a partial screening of Darfur Now. After the training, participants set out on meetings that JWW and Save Darfur arranged with their elected officials.