Suzanne Vega, Former Canadian Minister of Justice to Join Madeleine Albright, O.A.R.,Lupe Fiasco and Big & Rich in international call to stop genocide in Darfur

WHAT:

“Save Darfur Now: Voices to Stop Genocide,” will bring together musicians, celebrities, activists, faith leaders and key decision makers to
call for world leaders to take immediate and clear action to end the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. Coinciding with a meeting of the 61st United Nations General Assembly, the rally will be the centerpiece event in a global day of action. More information is available at www.savedarfur.org/now.

WHO:

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY:

  • O.A.R.
  • Suzanne Vega
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Big & Rich
  • Berklee College of Music Ensemble

SPEAKERS (Note: Additional speakers and entertainers expected to be announced)

  • Dr. Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Dr. Irwin Cotler, former Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General
  • Joey Cheek, 2006 Olympic gold-medalist speed skater
  • Jeff Johnson, BET, Hip Hop 4 Darfur
  • Joe Madison, host, “The Black Eagle” radio show
  • Larry Cox, executive director, Amnesty International USA
  • Rabbi Steve Gutow, executive director, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
  • Imam al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid, The Mosque Of The Islamic Brotherhood
  • Representatives from 11 national Darfuri organizations
  • John Prendergast, senior advisor, International Crisis Group
  • Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, MD, chairwoman, Million Voices for Darfur campaign
  • David Rubenstein, coordinator, Save Darfur Coalition

NOTE: 

Speakers, entertainers and spokespeople are available for advance interviews. This document will be updated by Friday, September 15.

WHERE:

“East Meadow” of Central Park, New York City Press entrance at 97th Street and 5th Avenue (PRESS ONLY)

WHEN:

Sunday, September 17, 2006, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

TRUCKS:

Non-live feeds: 102nd Street Transverse, immediately west of 5th Avenue
Live Feeds: 5th Avenue at 97th Street (RSVP – see below; limited parking available)

LIVE FEEDS

Please RSVP to [email protected] for press riser space and for truck parking for live feeds.

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