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Carl Wilkens Fellows are selected through a rigorous application process based on their willingness, ability, and potential to become movement leaders in their own communities.


Laura Collins

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Laura E. Collins has practiced law since 2005 with a non-profit organization providing free, civil legal services to low-income people on cases affecting their basic needs. She was made aware of the genocide in Sudan while studying International Human Rights Law in Italy with Richard Goldstone. Laura has educated attorneys, college students and business leaders on issues of International Public Law and Business Ethics.

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Gloria Crist

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Gloria Crist has been working for human rights for many years. Her background includes several years working in Newark – first as a community organizer and later as executive director of a non-profit organization focused on using culture to revive the inner city. She also has ten years of corporate experience, with a special focus on operational and strategic planning. In 2004, she co-founded

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Jenni Currie

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Jenni Currie currently teaches in the history department of C.F. Vigor High School in Prichard, Alabama. In addition to teaching, she is involved with and is a published author with the Freedom Writers Foundation in Long Beach, California, a regional director of the National Conference for Community and Justice, facilitator in an inter-racial dialogue group called Bridges, sponsored by The Quest for Social Justice,

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Cynthia Davis

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Cynthia has been a decorative artist and owner of Cynthia Davis Designs and WalloversTM since 1994. She first became interested in genocide prevention through her childrens’ work in high school with STAND, a student run ant-genocide group. She became the advisor to her daughter’s high school STAND club in 2008 which led her to meeting one of the “Lost Boys”, Gabriel Bol Deng. She

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Rebecca Davis

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Rebecca Davis is the founder and Artistic Director of the not-for-profit organization The Rebecca Davis Dance Company (RDDC) in Philadelphia. The Company presents original, narrative ballets based on history, literature and social issues. Their repertoire includes “Darfur” and “Greed: The Tale of Enron”. After creating the 2008 production entitled DARFUR, Rebecca began traveling to post-genocide countries to examine the effects of ethnic conflict and

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Sheila Davis

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Sheila Davis is a Nurse Practitioner who works in the Infectious Disease practice at Massachusetts General Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She was part of the inaugural class receiving a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and has published in variety of premier nursing journals. Having worked in

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Corey Dragge

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Corey Dragge is the founder of a grass roots Darfur activist group call Champion Darfur. While using his website to educate people about the crisis in Darfur and to create a virtual community of engaged citizen activists on the West Coast, Corey has worked on the ground with STAND chapters in the San Francisco Bay area and in Las Vegas, Nevada. He recently organized

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Lee Ann De Reus

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Dr. Lee Ann De Reus Lee Ann De Reus is an Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies and Women Studies at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona and the co-founder of Panzi Foundation USA. As a scholar-activist, she travels regularly to Panzi Hospital in eastern DR Congo to conduct research, develop programs for rape survivors, and inform her advocacy work in the U.S. She co-leads

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Khalil “Haji” Dokhanchi

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Khalil Dokhanchi is a professor at the University of Wisconsin at Superior, where he has taught for the past 17 years. There, he offers courses on genocide, takes his students to Bosnia as part of a study abroad program, advises two student associations (Amnesty International and International Peace Studies Association), and is a leading voice in Wisconsin for the global campaign to ban land

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Barbara English

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Barbara English is the Executive Director of Living Ubuntu, an organization founded on her considerable research into the effects of mass trauma on populations across the globe. As Executive Director, she works with individuals and groups on the effects of stress, trauma and compassion fatigue. Part of her work on behalf of Living Ubuntu includes her leadership of Orange County for Darfur (OCFD). Through

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