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Darfur crusader hits the hustings

Posted by Ralph Ranalli March 6, 2007 09:14 AM

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Alan Greenfield and his wife Claudia in front of their Needham home.
(Globe staff photo by Bill Polo)

NEEDHAM/WELLESLEY/NEWTON/REGION

Alan Greenfield's one-man crusade to save Darfur has graduated from placing signs to public speaking.

The Needham man, who initiated a sign campaign to raise awareness of genocide in Darfur will speak in area towns over the next few weeks about the ongoing genocide in the war-torn region of western Sudan.

Greenfield formed the Needham Darfur Initiative, and has paid for more than 20 banners and more than 200 lawn signs to be placed on churches, synagogues, schools, businesses and houses in is hometown of Needham, where he runs a dog-walking business.

Now Greenfield has joined the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur as a speaker, to talk about how one person came make a difference. Greenfield is scheduled to speak to students at Wellesley High School next Wednesday, March 14; serve as a panelist in forum hosted by a group called “Discovering What’s Next” next Thursday, March 15 at the Newton Free Library; and share his story with Congregation Bnai Shalom in Westborough at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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