Area of Focus: Congo, Darfur, LRA, South Sudan, Sudan, U.S. foreign policy
Location: Arizona, Phoenix
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. In 2008, she coordinated constituent support for Arizona Senate Bill 1366, which has made Arizona the 22nd state to divest their state retirement funds.
She collaborates with many local, national and international organizations like Welcome To America Project, Act for Sudan, and Aegis Trust. Cory has used her Carl Wilkens Fellowship to bring a new focus to areas of genocide and mass atrocities by coordinating events like Tents of Hope, STAND for Africa, annual Genocide Awareness week, One Million Bones, etc. She has built relationships with all of Arizona Members of Congress and advocated in support of efforts involving the government’s response to areas of conflict.