George Clooney to Join Protest at Sudanese Embassy to Stop Sudan’s Food Blockade

Media Advisory 10 AM, Friday, March 16, 2012 Sudanese Embassy, 2210 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Actor and activist George Clooney, who just returned from a trip to Sudan, will join former Congressman Tom Andrews, Congressmen Jim McGovern, Jim Moran and John Olver, Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous, John Prendergast and others at the Sudanese Embassy to demand immediate action to stop Sudan's use of food as a weapon. Hundreds of activists will also support the demonstration. Half a million people in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions risk starvation because Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is blockading food and humanitarian aid. WHO:                   
Tom Andrews, President, United to End Genocide George Clooney, Actor and activist Nick Clooney, Journalist Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail, Anglican Bishop of Kadugli, South Kordofan Rabbi Steve Gutow, President, Jewish Council for Public Affairs Ben Jealous, President, NAACP Martin Luther King III, Human rights advocate Fred Kramer, Executive Director, Jewish World Watch Dr. Richard Land, President, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention Nicole Lee, President, TransAfrica Forum Congressman Jim McGovern, Representative from Massachusetts Congressman Jim Moran, Representative from Virginia Congressman John Olver, Representative from Massachusetts John Prendergast, Co-Founder, Enough Project Rabbi David Saperstein, Director, Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism
10:00 a.m. ET Friday, March 16, 2012
In front of the Embassy of Sudan 2210 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
ADDITIONAL PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: At 9:30 a.m. hundreds of activists will gather at Sheridan Circle (R Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NW). At 10:00 a.m. the activists will line the sidewalks near the embassy.


The Save Darfur Coalition and Genocide Intervention Network are now United to End Genocide. The organization remains committed to its work to end the crisis in Darfur and bring peace to all of Sudan as well as to end violence in other areas of mass atrocities. The merger creates the world's largest anti-genocide activist organization, with a membership base of hundreds of thousands of committed activists, an unparalleled nationwide student movement, more than 190 faith-based, advocacy and human rights partner organizations, and a network of institutional investors collectively representing more than $3 trillion in assets under management.