Explore past and present instances of genocide and encourage students to raise their voices about the devastating impact of such atrocities on individuals, communities, and countries.
From the film "The Reckoning" , International prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo tells the story of the 2005 International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecution of war crimes in Darfur.
Ethnic groups living in Darfur, a territory in the southwest region of Sudan, have competed for essential resources (e.g., land and water) for centuries. These primarily agrarian tribes felt marginalized by the central government in Khartoum, especially since the military coup in 1989.
The killing of Cecil the Lion on July 1st attracted both heavy news coverage and a flurry of responses on social media. An interesting thread emerged from these responses: questions about how people can become so outraged over the death of a lion on the other side of the world, when there are larger scale, or more local, stories of individuals and groups of people suffering unspeakable violence and injustice. The underlying theme that unites many of these confrontations is “Which story about tragedy or injustice is more worthy of our attention?”
Actor Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda) shares the experience of his first trip to Chad to visit with refugees from Darfur. The hope and optimism of the people he met became his inspiration for getting more involved in helping to end the crisis.