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The Carl Wilkens Fellowship is a selective year-long, part-time program that aims to give a diverse set of individuals at every level of experience the tools and resources to build sustained political will to end genocide and mass atrocities. This program is designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals as well as community members who have families, are active in other organizations, and have other commitments.

Fellows will receive leadership training, conflict and advocacy education, organizing tools and resources, and one-on-one and group advising. The year-long Fellowship program includes six main components:

  1. 2 Retreats
  2. Regular training and networking calls
  3. One-on-one, peer, and group advising
  4. Participation in national campaigns
  5. Political and social networking
  6. Skills, tools and resources to continue work in the anti-genocide movement following the inaugural fellowship year

Over the course of the year the Carl Wilkens Fellows receive:

  • Regular opportunities for networking within the anti-genocide and human rights fields at large, including with previous Carl Wilken Fellows, and access to organization staff, notable academics, and though leaders;
  • Funds to use towards organizing events in their communities; and
  • Transportation to and food and accommodations at Fellowship program retreats and lobby day.
2009 CWF Inaugural Retreat
2011 Mid Year Retreat
Naomi Natale and Carl Wilkens
2011 Inagural Class Retreat
Carl and Teresa Wilkens Making Bones in AZ
2009 CWF and Carl at Pledge2Protect
2011 Class Retreat
2011 Retreat Carl and Laura
2011 Class Retreat