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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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Larry Grimes

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ln being a teacher of history, Larry Grimes became interested in the Holocaust about seven years ago while he traveled in Eastern Europe. He attended several workshops and seminars during the next several years. This is where his education began. He met Carl Wilkens and traveled to Rwanda twice with him. Grimes was an Alfred Lerner Fellow through the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous

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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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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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Kiel Majewski

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Kiel Majewski is the Executive Director of CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. His mission with CANDLES is to apply the lessons of the Holocaust on a local level by fostering more inclusive communities, and on a global level by working to end genocide and mass atrocities. Majewski is committed to keeping alive the voices of Holocaust survivors for future

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Marty Alan Michelson

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Marty Michelson is a Professor at Southern Nazarene University and the Director of the Eupan Global Initiative. Marty has worked with students of various ages in churches, schools, and inter-faith agencies toward expanding awareness of genocide. For over a decade, Marty has advanced issues of discerning tolerance and understanding differences, specifically educating about the genocide of the Jews. Marty has been recognized for his

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Pam Smith

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Pam Smith has been a public school teacher over twenty years with instructional assignments as a secondary language arts teacher, graduate teaching assistant at the University of Alabama, middle school gifted education language arts and social studies teacher, and community college instructor. Currently, Smith is an online instructor for Okaloosa Online, Blue Ridge Learning Academy, and Troy University as well as an English instructor

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