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What’s going on in Africa?

What’s going on in Africa? There is still outrageous attacks against gay and lesbian people there. The Ugandan government is still pushing this bill to criminalize gay people and put them to death. Is this the next genocide about to happen on the continent? 

The Darfur region has experienced ethnic cleansing and murder by the Sudanese militray militia.  The Congo too is experiencing genocide. And now this.

If you want to learn more. Join me and Ruth Messenger, president of American Jewish World Service, Thursday evening, April 29 at 7:30 at Kol Ami 1200 N. La Brea. AJWS is doing tremendous work on the ground in Africa with LGBT organizations. Helping them educate and work on outreach to create safe spaces.  Come learn about LGBT rights in Africa and in particular the situation in Uganda. 

I know you won’t want to miss it. Mayor of West Hollywood, John Heilman will be there to moderate with questions. This is a joint program of the City of West Hollywood Humanitarian Speaker Series, Congregation Kol Ami Social Action Committee and American Jewish World Service.

I hope to see you there.  RSVP to Kol Ami 323-606-0996