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Enough Project Co-Founder Presents on March 4 (02/15/2013)

John PrendergastROCHESTER, N.Y. – Students and community members who are concerned with the continuation of genocide throughout the world—especially ongoing turmoil between Sudan and South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo—will have an opportunity to hear best-selling author and human rights activist John Prendergast when he presents at Monroe Community College on Monday, March 4.

Prendergast has worked for peace in Africa for more than 25 years and is co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He will present “When is your enough moment?” at 7 p.m. in the college’s theatre (building 4). Parking is available in Lot F. The event is $7 per person (general public); free to MCC students, faculty and staff with identification. Tickets are required and available at www.monroecctickets.com. The event is sponsored by MCC’s Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project and the Visiting Scholars Series in partnership with Water for South Sudan, Inc.

Founded in 2007 by the Center for American Progress, the Enough Project focuses on the crises in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. The Enough Project conducts intensive field research, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to empower citizens and groups working for change. To learn more, go to www.enoughproject.org.

About John Prendergast
Prendergast has worked for the Clinton White House, the National Intelligence Council, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He is the author or co-author of 10 books, including Unlikely Brothers, a dual memoir co-authored with his first little brother in the Big Brother program. His previous two books were co-authored with Don Cheadle: Not On Our Watch, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP non-fiction book of the year, and The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes. Prendergast is a board member and serves as strategic advisor to Not On Our Watch, the organization founded by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Brad Pitt.


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