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March 13, 2013

New Video: Who Are the Disappeared? (5K Walk)

(Pleasanton, CA)

Dear Friends,

Please take a moment to watch family members share their stories of the disappeared and learn about Ensaaf's work. On Saturday, April 6, will you appear in the memory of a victim of disappearance?

Let's act and show solidarity to survivors of disappearances in Punjab. As professor Judith Herman said: "All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing … The victim demands action, engagement, and remembering … After every atrocity one can expect to hear the same predictable apologies: it never happened; the victim lies; the victim exaggerates; the victim brought it on herself; and in any case it is time to forget the past and move on." Let's work to bridge the gap between impunity and justice in Punjab.

"All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing."

—Judith Herman

Please register individually, whether you are walking in Fremont, CA, or virtually, so that we can commemorate 500 victims of disappearances through this event. Each registrant will receive a short bio of a person who was disappeared in Punjab by Indian security forces during the Decade of Disappearances.

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Event Details
What: Appear for the Disappeared 5K Walk
When: Saturday April 6, 2013 @ 9am
Where: Lake Elizabeth, 40000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538
Registration: $25 until March 22; $35 starting March 23

Ambri Pukhraj
Development Director
1-800-668-1516 x 111

*A special thanks to Ajmeet Singh of Flo Studios for providing the kinetic typography in the video!