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
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
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
Laura Allen is a doctoral candidate in Physical Oceanography, focusing on Polar Programs in Antarctica. Laura acted as the Director of Defend Darfur-Dallas. In conjunction with the Dallas Holocaust Museum, the Dallas Peace Center, Southern Methodist University’s Human Rights Program, Art for Darfur, and area STAND chapters, Laura has worked towards educating the people of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area on the crisis in Darfur.
Nicole Moore has worked as a middle and high school English teacher in Oakland and San Jose for the past four years. Her curriculum reflects her belief that educational standards and complex social issues can be addressed simultaneously, and she is most proud of the instructional plans she created for units dealing with connections between the Holocaust and Sudan. While working as a classroom