July 11, 2005

Bicycling to Canada for human rights

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that a group of bicyclists will be riding for nearly a month, starting from Hanshaw Road in Dryden and going around Lake Ontario to Ottawa starting tomorrow. The group, Weavers of the Wind, will be presenting a petition about genocidal violence in Darfur, Sudan to Canadian government representatives. There's also a letter about the ride, which will start at 9:00am tomorrow.

I wrote yesterday about the Christian mission Group Workcamps coming to help repair Tompkins County houses. Today, the Journal visits their camp at Boynton Middle School in Ithaca, looking at what brings 405 people here, each willing to pay $500 each for the privilege of doing construction work.

Posted by simon at July 11, 2005 8:03 AM in
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