March 27, 2009

Am I Not Human? Genocide Prevention Month

We support the Am I Not Human? blogging campaign that takes place on the 27th of each month. It is our effort to raise awareness of human rights abuse taking place around the globe. My hope is that all villagers will support this effort in some manner via your blog, Twitter or discussions at home or work.

Remarkably, six genocides have major anniversaries in the month of April - a tragic testament to the international community's inexcusable failure to stop inhuman and barbarous acts.

Genocide Prevention Project created a venue for survivors of genocide and mass atrocities, their descendents, and anti-genocide advocates to honor those who were lost and those who survived. Perhaps our collective voices will remind the international community to make its commitment to mass atrocity prevention absolute. Until we do, we are destined to repeat the most shameful chapters in human history.

Villagers are invited to the online premiere of an excerpt from the film 'The Last Survivor' on April 2, 2009 at 8 pm. You can see the premiere on a computer near you.

The Last Survivor, a new documentary by Righteous Pictures, tells the story of four survivors - of the Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur and Congo - who have become anti-genocide advocates. The film will be followed by a podcast of a discussion among survivors and experts about how to end the genocide in Darfur and how to prevent future atrocities.

The Last Survivor extended trailer from The Last Survivor on Vimeo.

You can also connect with Genocide Prevention Month on Facebook or Twitter.

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