Mike Brand is a Program Assistant at Saferworld in their Washington, DC office where he advocates for sustainable approaches to conflict prevention and mitigation. He has over eight years’ experience working in advocacy, organizing, and informal education for NGOs in both the US and Rwanda. Mike first got involved in the anti-genocide movement in college after doing research on the Rwandan genocide and then
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
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
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.