Mike Brand is a human rights, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding professional with over a decade of experience in policy, advocacy, organizing, and informal education. Throughout his career, Mike has worked for various NGOs in the US, Rwanda and South Sudan, and has done fieldwork in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda. Mike supports civil society organizations and diaspora networks in developing and achieving
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
Throughout her career Cynthia has volunteered for area organizations including; Operation Hope, The Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity, The Burroughs Community Center of Bridgeport and The Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants. She has served as a board member for the Trumbull Academic Challenge for Excellence (ACE Foundation), an organization that supports the academic and social Justice clubs at Trumbull High School. She has
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
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
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.