This photo was taken on a recent Christian Solidarity International fact-finding mission in southern Sudan. At the right is Simon Deng, who initiated the Sudan Freedom Walk — and at bottom are some young Sudanese supporters.
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Thanks to the dedication of everyone who helped organize, and everyone who participated in the Sudan Freedom Walk, our initiative met with rousing success — culiminating in a demonstration in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., with prominent personalities and politicians in attendance.
The Sudan Freedom Walk was initiated by former Sudanese child slave Simon Deng. For decades, slavery, civil war and genocide have wracked southern Sudan — and, more recently, the western region of Darfur. The United Nations' inaction on this urgent issue prompted Simon to organize the 300-mile Sudan Freedom Walk from New York City to Washington, D.C. to demand that the U.S. government take a strong stand against the forgotten genocide of black Sudanese.
Our goals included: