Area of Focus: Darfur, fundraising, genocide education, Holocaust Education, Sudan
Location: Seattle, Washington
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 Watch, area STAND chapters and Darfur clubs; and has conducted speaker trainings and coordinated Darfur presentations for schools, universities, community groups and public events. Deborah plans to use her Carl Wilkens Fellowship to work on a strategic plan to bring other anti-genocide groups in Washington State together to continue to inform and educate communities, lobby legislators and the administration, raise funds, and flood the media with information on genocides currently taking place.