SGN joined with Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), American Jewish Committee, Amnesty International Group 48, and the Portland Coalition for Genocide Awareness for a rally and the first symbolic Olympic Torch lighting in Portland, OR. The event hosted Camp Darfur, African drummers from a local high school, and a banner where community members could make a handprint pledge to end the genocide as part of an Africa Action campaign. Speakers included Marty Fromer and I from the Portland Coalition for Genocide Awareness, Gabriel from SGN, Al Weiner, a local Holocaust Survivor, and Charlie Clements, the President of UUSC.
Katie-Jay keeps i-ACT running on several levels. Much of her work entails coordinating partnerships with other grassroots organizations and implementing the campaigns developed by Gabriel and seeing through the details. She graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Sociology and a focus on Community Development. She has previously worked as a community organizer in Thailand, Guatemala, and with grassroots organizations across the United States.