“The Darfur Genocide: What You Can Do To Help End It”
John Prendergast, co-author of Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, will speak at the University of Vermont on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Dudley H. Davis Center. His presentation is titled "The Darfur Genocide: What You Can Do to Help End It."
Prendergast is co-chair of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He is an internationally renowned activist, former government official, and the author of eight books on Africa, including the above New York Times bestseller that he co-wrote with actor Don Cheadle, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Hotel Rwanda.
While on campus Prendergast will address classes, meet with UVM STAND (Students Taking Action Now: Darfur), and other individuals and groups seeking to help find a solution to international conflicts, especially those in Darfur and the Congo. He will also be available to speak to the media from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Old Mill, Room 523.
During the Clinton administration Prendergast served as the National Security Council's director of African affairs and was special advisor at the Department of State. With NBA stars Tracy McGrady and Derek Fisher, he co-founded the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program, which connects schools in the United States with schools in the Darfur refugee camps.
Prendergast's op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, and he has been profiled in Vanity Fair, Men's Vogue, the Washington Post, and Philadelphia Inquirer. Prendergast is a visiting professor at the University of San Diego and the American University in Cairo.