Sustainable Advocacy




Last quarter I wrote about why I believe the long, hard work of mass atrocity prevention is worth the struggle. While I deeply believe it is, the question how a person can sustainably spend a lifetime fighting injustice remains. How do you work in the darkest parts of the world, while still keeping your head above water? How do you not just survive, but

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Honoring our Promise




During this month, when candles will be lit in remembrance of the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and with commemorations across the globe in observance of January 27, 2015 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the global community stands at a cross-road of consciousness. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, it was hoped that the world would stand together to confront hatred, intolerance

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International Students’ Alternative Thanksgiving Break: 2014 East Asian Program for seniors




Initiation of 2014 East Asian Program for Seniors One day, student representatives of the Korean Student Association (KOSA) at Indiana State University talked to me about community service near Indiana State University during 2014 Thanksgiving Break. At that time, Terre Haute Korean community representatives and I thought about a special event for a senior housing complex, Sycamore Manor, located in Terre Haute. I obtained

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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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Talking about Genocide: Establishing Commonalities and Advancing Contemporary Human Rights Through Dialogue




While I was an undergraduate student, I participated in an intergroup relations dialogue program, which was essentially a weekly dialogue session that brought students of different backgrounds together with hopes of establishing a more cohesive campus community. There was one lesson that resonated so deeply with me and has possibly inspired my view on this project. You do not have to agree with someone

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Putting the Spotlight Back on Darfur




I recently spent a weekend with members of the Sudanese Diaspora, the Rwandan Ambassador to the US, the ICC Prosecutor Bensouda Fatuo, anti-genocide scholars Eric Reeves and Gregory Stanton, and the Ambassador-at-Large for the Global Office of Criminal Justice at the US State Department, Stephen Rapp.  These esteemed speakers came together for a weekend of conversation and action as part of Darfur Women Action

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Redemptive Purposes




I believe the tragedies of this world can be reclaimed for good. That the pain should not be avoided, but faced head on. This year has been tough. Not just the kind of tough that comes while working late nights on tight deadlines. It’s the kind of tough that comes with emotional weight that sinks its grip deep into your soul. A sadness that

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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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The Path to Peace




“There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.” Mahatma Gandhi This time last week, a very unique group sat down together: the youngest members of the Moroccan, Egyptian, and Tunisian parliaments and leading activists from Israel and Jordan. The group assembled in Berlin, Germany for the third annual convening of Forward Global Women, which brings together women peace-builders from the Middle East, North Africa,

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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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