Walkers are set to hit the streets and sidewalks of Nobel Park in La Jolla Sunday to take a stand against genocide and to raise money to help the victims of human rights abuse around the world.

The third annual Walk to End Genocide, hosted by the Jewish WorldWatch, is the first in a series of five walks around the state. Subsequent walks will take place next month in Fountain Valley, Los Angeles and Santa Rosa, and in Thousand Oaks in May, according to organizers.

Rep. Susan Davis (D-53) will be the event’s honorary walk chair, officials said.

The roughly one-mile walk around the park begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by an awareness festival, which will include information and advocacy booths on Darfur, Sudan, Congo, human rights abuses, conflict minerals campaign and other advocacy opportunities and solar cooker demonstrations.

According to Jewish WorldWatch, the funds raised in the series of walks will go toward the organization’s efforts to end genocide and provide refugees and survivors with help and support.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.