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Melanie Nelkin

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Melanie Nelkin is a co-founder and current chair of The Georgia Coalition to Prevent Genocide (GC2PG). The GC2PG’s mission is to build a permanent anti-genocide constituency in Georgia. She was in the inaugural Carl Wilkens Fellowship Class in 2009, which connected her with a cohort of activists across the US with a focus on building tools for communities to prevent and end genocide. In

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Kristen Anderson

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Kristen Anderson has been a member of Des Moines for Darfur since 2007 and views the Carl Wilkens Fellowship as an opportunity to broaden the anti-genocide constituency throughout central Iowa. Kristen will be working to develop a network of activists and volunteers spanning across multiple ages and backgrounds in order to raise awareness of the crisis in Darfur and to advocate for genocide prevention

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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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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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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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Deborah Jones

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Deborah Jones is the President and co-founder of Save Darfur Washington State (SDWS). Over the past four and a half years, Deborah has worked with a coalition of community organizations and individuals throughout the state of Washington to educate and raise awareness of the ongoing genocide in Darfur. Through SDWS, Deborah has cosponsored programs with the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center, Human Rights

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Kim Klett

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Kim Klett is an English teacher at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona, where she teaches A.P. Literature and Holocaust Literature. Kim is also a Regional Educator for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducting workshops for teachers throughout the Southwest region. She is the sponsor of her school’s ADL’s A World of Difference peer training program. Kim has worked to bring many speakers

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Martina Knee

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Martina Knee is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Darfur Coalition. She is a co-founder of Act for Sudan, an alliance of American citizen activists and Sudanese U.S. residents who advocate for an end to genocide and mass atrocities in Sudan. She is a co-chair of the portfolio for International Human Rights of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs Task Force

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Renee Lewis

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Renee Lewis has worked professionally as an advocate for children and families. Her commitment to the antigenocide movement developed when she learned about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and the ongoing violence in Darfur. Since that time, Renee has started a Save Darfur group in her community of Bloomington/Normal Illinois to raise awareness of and to provide education about the crisis in Darfur. Renee

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