SACRAMENTO–The group of young–dedicated marchers passed the 200 mile mark and reached Sacramento on Monday in the final week of their 215 mile and 19 day journey from Fresno.
Walking in solidarity with the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian genocide–the marchers will arrive at the steps of the state capitol building on Thursday morning–where they will join a mass rally to begin at 11 a.m.
The Rally for Humanity will thank the California State Legislature and those of 36 other state legislatures for officially recognizing the Armenian genocide.
"The 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide will not rest in peace until the Turkish government acknowledges the Genocide–comes to terms with its history–and makes proper reparations," said Serouj Aprahamian–March coordinator. "This walk and other forms of activism is just one way the Armenian youth will work to secure justice for the first genocide of the 20th century."
Determined to inform the world about the Armenian genocide and the 1.5 million innocent lives that were lost as a result of the crime against humanity–the marchers will walk their final two days Wednesday and Thursday morning–despite aching joints and sore muscles.
As their way of showing solidarity to the marchers and the cause they are walking for–more than a dozen others joined the marchers over the weekend. The group is expected to grow to more than 100 on Thursday morning for the final stretch of the walk.
For more information visit www.marchforhumanity.org or call (818) 507-1933.