Boycott israHell!

Boycott israHell!
Бойкот на израел и печелещите от окупацията! Boycott israHell and those who profit from occupation!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pledge2Protest Conference

Pledge2Protect Conference
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.

Primary Goals:
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 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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1 comment:

  1. Today over 800 student activists converged on Capitol Hill for the largest lobby day to prevent genocide in history.

    The students were marching to the Hill at 8:30am to meet with their elected officials and to push Congress to implement the recommendations of the Genocide Prevention Task Force (GPTF) report. As part of an innovative partnership between STAND, the student led divsion of the Genocide Intervention Network, and WITNESS, the international human rights organization that pioneered video advocacy, the students collected 500 video messages from their student body and community. For the first time, these messages were edited to create individual videos for Senators, which the students began hand-delivering this morning. View personalized videos for Senators:

    With this campaign we are seeing the 'You Tube generation' in action - and today we are seeing them change how citizens are lobbying Congress. Less than a month after the Obama administration unveiled the Sudan policy review, these students are reminding their elected officials and President Obama of the moral and political imperative to bring peace in Sudan today and ensure that other similar conflicts don't occur in the future.