U.S. Adult Leader Fellowship to Train to Fight Genocide Deadline Approaches
Via the Enough Project
Applications are now being accepted for the Carl Wilkens Fellowship. The deadline to apply is May 21, 2014. The Carl Wilkens Fellowship is a selective year-long, part-time program that aims to give a diverse set of individuals at every level of experience the tools and resources to build sustained political will to end genocide. We’ve designed the program to accommodate the schedules of working professionals as well as community members who have families, are active in other organizations, and have other commitments to grow their leadership skills and strengthen the movement to end mass atrocities and genocide.
The first three classes of Carl Wilkens Fellows were launched by Genocide Intervention Network (GI-Net) in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Fellows represent communities throughout the United States and come from diverse professional backgrounds, including artists, documentarians, educators, nurses, teachers, survivors, and more. The Fellowship increased the capacity of these 55 community leaders and grassroots organizers to create sustained political will for the prevention and cessation of genocide. In 2013, the Fellowship became a part of i-ACT’s efforts to change the way the world responds to genocide.
Fellows will receive leadership training, conflict and advocacy education, organizing tools and resources, and one-on-one and group advising. The year-long Fellowship program includes…
Featured Image courtesy of thinkprogress.org
Above Right: Carl Wilkens, author of “I’m Not Leaving” is the only American to have stayed during the Rwandan Genocide. Today, The Enough Project (as part of the Center for American Progress) trains American adults through fellowships to fight genocide in his name.