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Darfur Advocacy Groups Prepare For Summit

Good to see that some are aware of what’s happening in the Sudan, and are getting a message out.

Isaac Leju-Loding was 18 when he emigrated from Kajo Keji, in southern Sudan, to Florida in 1989.

It was hot in Florida. It was too much like home, he said. The snow he saw on television fascinated him, so he eventually moved to Pittsburgh to experience winter.

Now president of the Sudanese Community in Pittsburgh, Leju-Loding works to fight the violence occurring in his home country. There, his people protest the destabilization and genocide that’s occuring — for religious and economic reasons — in southern Sudan and Darfur.

He and about 100 others — including members from Pitt’s chapter of Students Taking Action Now: Darfur — held a “Solemn Walk” Downtown yesterday to rally international attention to the genocide in Darfur. It was part of their preparation for the G-20 Summit, which will be held in Pittsburgh Sept. 24-25.