Tuesday, April 2, 2013

10 Things You Can Do During Genocide Awareness Month

10. In ABC-CLIO's Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences  database, read Dr. Gregory Stanton's "The Eight Stages of Genocide" to better understand the framework of genocide and how it can be prevented.

9. Sign the pledge to prevent genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum website. http://www.ushmm.org 

8. Read about upstanders such as Oskar Schindler, Miep Gies, and Paul Rusesabagina in Modern Genocide. Think about how you could be an upstander in a conflict going on today.

7. Support a cause or a group of people in need and post about it on your Facebook and/or Twitter page or on the ABC-CLIO Facebook page.

6. Read Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl or Elie Wiesel's Night to learn about personal experiences during genocide.

5. Create a glass panel for the Kristallnacht Project wall http://www.kristallnachtproject.org/

4. Sign-up to create your own bone(s) in the One Million Bones Project, a global challenge to make 1,000,000 handmade bones as a visible petition against humanitarian crises. http://www.onemillionbones.org/students-rebuild/

3. Write a letter to someone who bullied you in the past, and tell them how it made you feel. If you saw someone being bullied and did not say anything, write a letter to that person. Were you the bully? Send an apology letter to the person you bullied.

2. Join a "walk to end genocide" such as this one: http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/ If your community does not sponsor such a walk, you can still join and raise funds as a virtual walker.

1. Read the reference entry Paper Clips in Modern Genocide. Propose a similar project for your school or community to create awareness of genocide.

In support of National Library Week and Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month we are offering FREE access to this important resource for the month of April. Go to www.abc-clio.com/genocide to gain access for your institution.

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