Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast will be speaking on a panel, "A Changing Dynamic: Africa’s Image and U.S. Perceptions in the 21st Century,” to support the goal of the U.S.-African Heads of State Summit. He will be joined on the panel by recording artist Aliaune “Akon” Thiam, and New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper. The panel is part of an all-day event hosted by the Brookings Institution, an Africa Growth Initiative event, entitled “The Game Has Changed: The New Landscape for Innovation and Business in Africa” on Monday, August 4, 2014 from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
Join Voices for Sudan for the second annual Boston-area Sudanese Diaspora Advocacy Training event. With guest speakers, the workshop will train attendees on how to develop and effectively communicate their personal story, how to influence elected officials, how to interact with media, and best practices for fundraising.
Enough Project Policy Associate Holly Dranginis will participate in a roundtable discussion on the importance and value of responsible sourcing of gold from areas such as the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. She will be joined by Dave Bonaparte (president & CEO Jewelers of America), Jon Gold (VP of Supply Chain & Customs Policy, National Retail Federation), David Bouffard (VP of Corporate Affairs, Signet Jewelers Limited). Signet Jewelers Limited, the largest specialty jewelry retailer in the US is sponsoring the event. The discussion will be moderated by Jen Peyser, senior mediator of RESOLVE. The meeting is aimed to provide an opportunity for policymakers, human rights advocates and the jewelry industry to learn, share progress and lessons learned about supply chains and supplier engagement from the first year of conflict minerals reporting.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations is holding a hearing on the Troubling Case of Meriam Ibrahim, at which Enough Project Senior Policy Advisor Omer Ismail will testify. Chairman Smith on the hearing: “Meriam Ibrahim Ishag has been imprisoned in Sudan in fear of execution, chained during the late stages of her pregnancy, forced to give birth in prison, released from prison and re-arrested on flimsy charges. This all is the result of her being Christian in a country in which the ruling authorities refuse to recognize the right of people to choose their own religion. Our hearing will examine this troubling violation of a basic human right.”
Enough will be co-hosting a pre-screening of the film “Watchers of the Sky” during the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on in New York City June 18 and 19, in partnership with the International Center for Transitional Justice. The film, inspired by Samantha Power’s A Problem From Hell, explores holding to account those who commit genocide and other atrocity crimes.
For the second part of the VICE season two finale on HBO, "The Forgotten War", VICE correspondent Ben Anderson travels to Sudanese refugee camps in Chad to examine the effects of lagging international attention, then to Sudan itself, where rebels are poised for civil war.
On May 14, Enough Project Senior Policy Analyst Sasha Lezhnev will join Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA-37), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa, and other leading experts on the region at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles for an event hosted by Jewish World Watch.
In honor of International Women's Day, a co-hosted a high-level special event will be held Thursday, March 6, at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The discussion, entitled “International Women’s Day: Elevating the Conversation on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict” will cover the ways in which women experience conflict, the role of women in Congo’s peace process, and urgent actions needed to end and prevent sexual violence.
John Prendergast, along with The Honorable Donald Booth and Walid Phares will testify at an open hearing held by U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations entitled "U.S. Policy Toward Sudan and South Sudan".
Join the Enough Project and Jewish World Watch for an advocacy and learning conference in Washington, D.C. This will be an opportunity to learn from fellow activists and distinguished experts in the growing movement against genocide, and speak with legislators in the Capital to advocate for involvement against atrocities in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Please join the Center for American Progress for the second event in USAID’s series of events focusing on efforts to end extreme poverty as it relates to different sectors and countries. The panel discussion will focus on what the international community’s commitment to eradicate extreme poverty implies for engagement in countries affected by fragility and conflict.
John Prendergast, along with The Honorable Princeton Lyman, The Honorable Linda Thomas-Greenfield, The Honorable Nancy Lindborg, and The Honorable Kate Almquist Knopf will testify at an open hearing held by The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations entitled "The Situation in South Sudan".
On January 7, the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings will host a discussion with leading Africa experts, including Enough Project's John Prendergast, on the most important challenges the continent will face in 2014.
Join us tonight, Wednesday, December 4th at 8pm EST, for an hour-long online Advocacy Workshop Webinar co-led by STAND and the Enough Project to discuss with participants how best to meet and work with elected officials. The workshop is open to all but especially relevant for college students and others interested in U.S. policy on Sudan.