Mon March 4, 2013
Human Rights Activist: Support and Implement Global Change
A human rights activist is calling on area residents to continue their work in global activism to help create more change in war-torn areas around the globe.
John Prendergast is the co-founder of the Enough Project. It’s an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Prendergast says work currently being done in Rochester such as supporting schools in South Sudan through the non-profits Building Minds in South Sudan and the African Family Services Foundation, is the best strategy to implement real change.
He says "allow people to see for themselves this person in the community - where they're from, what they're doing, what the dynamic issues are from what they're coming from and then to have people commit to helping to make the lives of folks there a little bit better especially through this education provision, that's exactly the best way to do it."
Prendergast is in Rochester today. He’ll present “When is your enough moment?” tonight at the Monroe Community College theatre at 7 o’clock.