Human Rights Activist to Speak at Stetson Law School
The free event, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Florida Holocaust Museum.
GULFPORT – Internationally renowned human rights activist John Prendergast is scheduled to speak about genocide during an event Thursday (March 16) as part of the Florida Holocaust Museum’s Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement (GHRAM).
“John Prendergast raises the bar for all of us as he continues to work for peace and justice in Africa. We hope that his work, his compassion and his resolve will inspire people of all ages to find tangible ways to make positive change in our community and our world,” said Elizabeth Gelman, executive director of the Florida Holocaust Museum.
Presented by Bank of America, Prendergast will discuss the first genocide in the 21st century, the Darfur Genocide, which began in 2003 and continues today. Prendergast is a best-selling author who has focused on peace in Africa for more than 30 years. He is the founding director of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He is also the co-Founder of the Sentry, a new investigative initiative focused on dismantling the networks that finance conflict and atrocities.
“The Florida Holocaust Museum is committed to the intrinsic worth and dignity of human life,” said Bill Goede, Tampa Bay president, Bank of America. “We’re fortunate to have the Museum in our community – and to hear from great speakers like John – to ensure issues like human rights are not forgotten.”
Prendergast’s Stopping Genocide by Stopping the War Profiteers lecture is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday (March 16) at Stetson University College of Law in the Great Hall. This program is presented in partnership with the Social Justice Advocacy Concentration Program Stetson University College of Law. The Great Hall is located at 1401 61st St. S, Gulfport.
Limited seating. To reserve your seat, call (727) 820-0100 ext. 301.
This program is the first of many free programs to be offered by the Florida Holocaust Museum this year in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. For additional information about this program and to learn more about the FHM’s upcoming 25th Anniversary events and exhibitions, go to TheFlholocaustmuseum.org.
The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. It is one of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.
Photo of John Prendergast courtesy of Enough.
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