Redding First Church to Participate in Genocide Prevention Month

February 28, 2015

Genocide No More--Save Darfur, a part of the Church and Society Team of Redding First Church, is sponsoring a series of events in april in conjunction with the Genocide Prevention Month "Moving Beyond Witness" campaign. These events have been partially funded by a Peace with Justice Grant from the California Nevada United Methocist Converence. On Friday April 3 at 7:00 PM there will be a special showing of "The Good Lie," starring Reese Witherspoon and a cast of Sudanese actors at the Cascade Theatre in Redding. A member of the cast, Kuoth Wiel, who plays the sister who walked with her brothers hundreds of miles, will attend the screening in Redding. She will participate with Esther Sprague, founder of Sudan Unlimited, in a Q&A session after the film. Tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for children and students) are available at the Cascade Theatre Box Office, the Redding First Church office, and at the door. On Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 PM there will be a showing of "Watchers of the Sky." an award winning film that interweaves four stories of courage while telling the story of Rahpael Lemkin, the man who created the word "genocide," in Room 802 at Shasta College. Following the film Martina Knee, founder of the Bay Area Coalition for Darfur and the daughter of a Holocaust victim witll be availabe for a Q&A session. This is a free event and co-sponsored by the Shasta College Community Connection and Shasta College Student Equity. On Friday, April 24 at 5:00 PM there will be an Interfaith Prayer Vigil and Drumming for Darfur on the Sundial Bridge. This will mark the beginning of trhe tenth year of vigils for Darfur on the bridge. Participants will meet at the north end of the bridge for a Drumming and Prayer Circle, led by Pastor Rod Brayfindley, and then move on to the bridge for five minutes of silent prayer and/or meditation. For further information contact Marv Steinberg at (530) 229-3661 or Email