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Job Opening: Executive Director, Carl Wilkens Fellowship




Thank you for your interest in the Executive Director position. We are no longer accepting applications. We look forward to announcing our new Executive Director soon. DESCRIPTION Since 2009, the Carl Wilkens Fellowship has been a selective, part-time program that aims to provide a diverse cohort of working professionals with various levels of experience, tools and resources to build unique programs and sustained political

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Genocide Demands Our Attention




This blog was originally posted by Atlanta Jewish Times by Melanie Nelkin It’s tempting to get annoyed by the lost keys, angry drivers, long bank lines and other trivial annoyances that seem to collect by the end of the day. Realistically, they are “First World problems,” and they could be a lot worse. This year the Georgia General Assembly passed its fourth annual resolution

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Moving Beyond Witness: Organization Sign On Letter to President Obama




This letter to President Obama was sent on March 30, 2015 as part of Moving Beyond Witness. Moving Beyond Witness is a Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month (GAPM) national campaign to inspire community led initiatives to mark April 2015 as a month that nationally commemorates the past century of genocide and creates solidarity among people willing and able to respond to ongoing modern day

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Event: Toward a More Peaceful World




A 2-day TRE Workshop with Dr. David Berceli January 17-18 in Orange County Golden West College – Humanities #107 Dr. David Berceli, creator of Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) is coming to Southern California! Our good friend and international trauma expert has graciously accepted our invitation to join our celebration by giving a 2-day workshop. Living Ubuntu is very excited about this opportunity,

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[EVENT] Repairing Broken Glass: Confronting the Holocaust and Genocide




Join Georgia Coalition to Prevent Genocide and 2009 Fellow and CWF Advisory Board Member Melanie Nelkin for a thought provoking and reflective event to commemorate 76 years since Kristallnacht, ‘The Night of Broken Glass’ at The Breman Museum on November 9th, 1:00-3:00pm: Repairing Broken Glass: Confronting the Holocaust and Genocide. They video taped 5 genocide survivors who were interviewed with a focus on the

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Local Artists Painting For The Women of Sudan/South Sudan




Exhibit At The Skinny Pancake , Burlington, Vermont October 11-18 Auction Saturday, October 18, 2014 7-10PM Burlington, Vermont – The Canvas Peace Project, a coalition of artists working to raise awareness and local funds for women in Southern Sudan and Sudan, will host a major exhibit and auction on October 11-18, 2014 at The Skinny Pancake to help finance educational and vocational initiatives for

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Peace & Hope: Global Debut of Art by Syrian Refugee Children in DC




The Carl Wilkens Fellowship is a proud community partner of Peace & Hope. We invite you to join us for a large art exhibit on the National Mall in Washington DC displaying over 1,760 feet of paintings done by syrian refugee children in Zaatari refugee camp. The exhibit will be up during the Marine Corps Marathon and is expected to receive 50,000+ foot traffic

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Survival, Hope, Compassion




Holocaust survivor Martin Lowenberg speaking with two young museum visitors (photo credit: Michigan’s Holocaust Memorial Center) Survival is an amazing concept: a human story, which through perseverance, creativity, or just plain happenstance, is able to continue. Working at Michigan’s Holocaust Memorial Center, I see survivors daily. Each and every one of them is committed to a single purpose: “Never again.” That’s why they come

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One Millions Bones: Bones of the Balkans




Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally posted on One Million Bones. Noami Natale, Artistic Director of Art of Revolution is a 2010 Fellow. In July 2015, Bosnia recognizes a tragic anniversary: twenty years since the Bosnian genocide and the massacre in Srebrenica. The Art of Revolution (Albuquerque) and the Post-Conflict Research Center (Sarajevo) are working together to bring 100,000 of the bones created

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Fellow Highlight: Panzi Hospital, DRC




The women of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have had it rough. Their country has been at war for decades, many of them have seen their families and even their bodies badly damaged and torn apart. There’s no shortage of sad stories coming out of the DRC, and from an outsider’s perspective, it’s hard to find cause for hope. That’s because you’re not

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