Andalisa Lopez is a nonprofit professional working at a children’s literacy nonprofit in Washington, DC. She first learned about the Darfur genocide while in high school and has since been active in organizing for change. While at Muhlenberg College, Lopez engaged other students in dialogue about international human rights issues and advocated for change around the ongoing genocide in Darfur as well as the
Jan Arnow is a conscientious and energetic pioneer and a recognized authority in the fields of multicultural education, prejudice reduction, violence abatement and grassroots program design and mobilization. Her speaking and consulting engagements within these fields have included the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco, California, the American Academies of Psychoanalysis and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as
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
Claude Gatebuke is a member of Mobilization for Justice and Peace in Congo. As a member of MJPC, Claude has worked to raise awareness on the humanitarian crisis taking place in the Congo. He has organized festivals to raise awareness for abused and neglected children as the East Coast Operations Officer for Africamix. He has spoken on issues of genocide and mass atrocity in
April Houston is a video production specialist currently residing in St. Louis, Missouri. Along with Congolese refugees she co-founded Imuhira International, a project aimed at preserving the culture of and bringing awareness to the Banyamulenge tribe of South Kivu (Democratic Republic of Congo), a tribe at risk due to the ongoing conflict in that country. April is especially interested in the ways media—specifically video—can
Peter Marcus is a partner with the law firm Berkes Crane Robinson & Seal LLP in downtown Los Angeles. His practice focuses on business litigation, with a concentration in intellectual property. He has spoken around the world about counterfeiting, piracy and other intellectual property issues and is a frequent writer about intellectual property law. He also writes the well-respected IP blog www.trademarcus.com. He also
As founder of Righteous Pictures, a film and new media production company, Michael Pertnoy is dedicated to developing creative and innovative community-based projects to educate, engage, cultivate and foster social change. His film, The Last Survivor, which helped to launch the first ever Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month in April 2009, tells the story of survivors of four different genocides who have become active
Cory Williams is the Co-Founder of Darfur and Beyond, an organization working in Arizona to educate, assist and advocate for those who are involved with genocides and mass atrocities.