27/08/2007

450 Jewish Youth and Students battle for the Darfuri people at Summer University in Italy, the largest annual Jewish Youth event in Europe

450 Jewish Youth and Students battle for the Darfuri people at Summer University in Italy, the largest annual Jewish Youth event in Europe

450 Jewish Youth and Students battle for the Darfuri people at Summer University in Italy, the largest annual Jewish Youth event in Europe On Tuesday August 28th near Rome, Italy, more than 450 Jewish student and youth from 40 European countries will battle for Darfur in the shadow of their own history and the tragedy of II World War, and while crying out “Never Again,” as part of the events of Summer University 2007, the largest annual Jewish youth event in Europe held since 1983 and organized by the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS). As part of its ongoing campaign for Darfur, the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) and the Italian Union of Jewish Students (UGEI) will devote an entire day to raising awareness and planning activities of its members from across the continent: TUESDAY, 28th AUGUST 2007 – DAY FOR DARFUR 11:00 Movie on the situation in Darfur, by Aegis Trust 11:00 – 11:15 Introductory Address by Arielle Herzog, EUJS Program and Development Director 11:15 – 12:00 Address by Mrs. Lotte Leicht, European Director of the Human Rights Watch 16:00 – 17:00 Testimonies of Darfuri refugees followed by an interactive discussion 17:15 – 18:15 workshops by: Mr. Leo Sorge, the representative of the Italian Coalition for Darfur Dr. James Smith, a co-founder and Chief Executive of the Aegis Trust (UK based non-governmental organization established to examine genocide and its prevention and also the co-founder of The UK Holocaust Centre) and Mrs. Shoshana Bloom, the International Darfur Campaign Leader for the Aegis Trust 18:30 symbolic action in which participants will release 450 green balloons into the sky As Jews and young people we believe it to be our duty to raise awareness and send a strong message of peace and against genocide and human catastrophes anywhere in the world. For the past two years we have therefore joined forces with our Tutsi and Darfuri colleagues and have been working on raising awareness on the horrific situation in Darfur.

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