Just a reminder that registration for the Pledge2Protect Conference is now open! We encourage you to join Genocide Intervention Network's (GI-NET) student-led division, STAND on November 6-9, in collaboration with core partners Save Darfur Coalition and The Enough Project, and 1,000 other students, community leaders and activists from across the country on Capitol Hill for Pledge2Protect. The conference is designed to educate, empower, and highlight the work of activists who are driving the movement to prevent and stop genocide and mass atrocities.
Pledge2Protect seeks to create a forum of rigorous dialogue and exchange that covers broad yet carefully selected topics. Pledge2Protect will equip activists with grassroots organizing and advocacy skills, and in-depth education/training on international conflicts of concern. Preeminent speakers and experts in the field will lead these discussions and provide their perspectives. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet with your elected officials on a lobby day, November 9th, to push for key genocide prevention measures.
Pledge2Protect seeks to create an experience for participants that will empower them to become stronger leaders on their campuses and in their communities while demonstrating the strength of the movement to end genocide to policymakers on Capitol Hill.
The three-day conference will feature the following components:
Workshops: Workshops and seminars on Genocide Prevention, Activism, Sudan, Burma and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Training: Training sessions on grassroots organizing, media outreach and social media techniques, advocacy, and other fundamental activist skills.
Panel Discussions: Panel discussions featuring world-renowned experts and policy makers. Invited speakers include Ambassador Susan Rice, Members of Congress, and administration officials.
Networking Events: Regional activist networking events where participants can share best practices and exchange ideas.
Lobby Day: Concluding the conference, will be the largest lobby day in the history of genocide prevention.
And, until October 23rd, you can take advantage of fantastic discounts just for Pledge2Protect participants at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill! You won't find a better deal in DC, and you'll get to be in the center of all the Pledge2Protect action. Make your reservation today!
Join us for Pledge2Protect on November 6-9. Go to www.pledge2protect.net to register today!
2010 Carl Wilkens Fellowship: Time is running out to apply!
There are only 3 weeks left to apply to be a 2010 Carl Wilkens Fellow. This is a selective, 12-month program that provides emerging citizen leaders with the tools and training to shape US policy on genocide. At the conclusion of the program, individuals are equipped with the skills and relationships necessary to influence and affect US policies on genocide.
For more information on the Carl Wilkens Fellowship or to apply to this program, please click here.
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