SACRAMENTO – Calling it a “global affair,” a number of area organizations have united to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa.
Africans United Against EBOLA (AUAE) has set a press conference and rally for Tuesday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the West Steps of the State Capitol to raise awareness of the disease’s impact and to garner support for efforts to stop its spread.
“AUAE consists of multiple non profit 501(c)(3) organizations from Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. Our aim is to work with our global brothers and sisters to help stop the spread of Ebola,” shared Narwale Washington-Agborsangaya, President of the Association of Citizens and Friends of Liberia.
“I will share updated information regarding our efforts to assist in this crisis. We’ve partnered with Kaiser, Med Share, Friends of Forya and other local entities to transport needed materials directly to the affected areas,” Washington-Agborsangaya added.
Organizers say the rally is dedicated to those who have died from the Ebola virus and their families as well as the doctors, missionaries and other volunteers helping to fight the outbreak currently impacting Africa.
Groups who have pledged solidarity include the Organization of African Leaders in the Diaspora, the Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution, Association of Citizens & Friends of Liberia, Friends of Rwanda Association, Kenya Community of California, the Ghanaian Association of Sacramento, and Sacramento Juneteenth, Inc.
By: Genoa Barrow
Senior Staff Writer