Jerry Fowler: "Mass Atrocities in the Sudan: The Role of Grassroots in Responding to Genocide"
Sat, 04/03/2010 - 7:00pm
Florida Holocaust Museum (55 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg)
Free and open to the public
Jerry Fowler, President of the Save Darfur Coalition
The Darfur movement represents something new: an upwelling of grassroots voices on behalf of civilians targeted by genocide and crimes against humanity. Jerry Fowler will discuss mass atrocities in Darfur, how US citizens and the US government have responded, the grassroots movement’s effect on the situation in Sudan, and the movement’s future.
Prior to his role at Save Darfur, Jerry Fowler served as the founding director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience. On Fowler’s recommendation, the museum issued a Darfur “Genocide Warning” in January 2004 following streaming reports of mass violence and displacement. He traveled to the Chad-Darfur border region in May 2004 to document the destruction and suffering and later that year co-convened the seminal meeting of faith-based and human rights activists that marked the Save Darfur Coalition’s founding.
The Florida Holocaust Museum
55 Fifth Street South St.
Petersburg, FL 33701