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The Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities 2018

Posted by Enough Team on September 18, 2017






February 10, 2018 – February 12, 2018

Join the Enough Project and Jewish World Watch for The Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities, this year’s 3-Day conference bringing students and community leaders 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 tools for preventing and responding to genocide and mass atrocities
Financial tools to counter the nexus of conflict and corruption
The current dynamics in various conflicts areas
Strategies for making a difference when you return home

Participants will network with one another, receive advocacy training, and learn how to leverage their networks 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.

When:
Saturday February 10 - 11am-9:00pm, American University
Sunday February 11 - 9am-9pm; American University
Monday February 12 - 9am-5pm; Capitol Hill

* Participants are expected to attend the full conference.

Cost: Registration Fee covers training, materials, and most meals; accommodations are not included.
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 in the application below.

Accepted applicants will be notified by early December.

Click here to apply now!