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Not on Our Watch

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by Don Cheadle and John Prendergast
(Hyperion, 2007)

Shocked and energized by the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, actor Don Cheadle (“Hotel Rwanda”) teamed up with activist John Prendergast to focus the world's attention on the crisis. Not on Our Watch offers six strategies readers can use to shape political change: raise awareness, raise funds, write a letter, call for divestment, start an organization, and lobby the government. Each of these small actions can make a huge difference in the fate of a nation and people.

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