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Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities 2016

January 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am - February 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for The Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities, this year's 3-Day conference bringing community leaders and students at the forefront of the anti-atrocity movement to D.C. for a weekend of learning and action. Together, we will hear from expert panels and guest speakers on topics including U.S. government responses and tools, supporting civil society groups and changemakers on the ground, and on conflict areas including Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, and South Sudan.

This year's Lemkin Summit will launch our collective efforts in 2016, the final year of the Obama Administration, to counter genocide and mass atrocities. Participants will network with one another, receive advocacy training, and learn how to leverage their connections, the media, and other resources to engage their communities and policymakers in taking action. The conference will culminate in a lobby day on Capitol Hill.

The Lemkin Summit is named in honor of Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-Jewish lawyer who was an ardent activist and tireless defender of human rights. Lemkin coined the term "genocide" in 1944, lobbied the UN for genocide to be added to international law, and participated in the drafting of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.


* Participants are expected to attend the full conference.

Cost: Registation Fee covers food, training, and materials; accomodations are not included. Fee waivers are available for qualifying students.

  • Regular rate: $150
  • Student and Young Professional (under 25) rate: $50

Travel/Accommodations: A limited amount of travel stipends will be available to students coming from outside D.C. to subsidize their travel costs. To apply for a travel stipend, please indicate your interest below.

We will be sharing recommended hotels near the summit ASAP and notify accepted applicants. Some student activists in the D.C. area will also be able to accommodate out-of-town students; contact [email protected] to be connected to hosting students in D.C.


Registration for the 2016 Lemkin Summit has closed. Contact [email protected] with any questions.


Washington, D.C.


January 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am
February 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm