Community Events

JWW events are a great way to get to educate yourself and others about genocide and mass atrocities and meet like-minded people in your community who want to learn and take action. From film screenings, lectures, art exhibits, and cooking classes, to annual or bi-annual events, JWW offers numerous opportunities for engagement.

THE UNCONDEMNED

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THE UNCONDEMNED is a riveting documentary about an underdog group of lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute genocide and rape as crimes under international law. THE UNCONDEMNED captures the untold, remarkable story that changed the course of international judicial history.

Join our Director of Advocacy and Programs, Mike Brand, for a conversation after the film during the 7:10pm showings on October 29th and November 2nd. The October 29th talk-back will also feature the director of the film Michele Mitchell, and Panzi Foundation USA’s Executive Director, Naama Haviv.

  • The film is showing in LA October 28 – November 3, 2016
  • Laemmle Royal
    11523 Santa Monica Blvd.
    West L.A., CA 90025
    310-478-3836
  • Get tickets

Signature Events

dcwalk-IMG_1576Walk to End Genocide

The Walk, held every spring in cities from Los Angeles to Washington, DC, mobilizes anti-genocide activists, youth and community leaders of all ages and faiths– Jews, Christians, and Muslims—all of whom share the vision of a world which does Not Stand Idly By while genocides, such as the one in Sudan, and mass atrocities, such as those occurring in Congo, continue.

For more info please see our Walk to End Genocide page.

 


global soul 4Global Soul

This is a night of Leadership, Legacy and Activism celebrating members of the community who have been dedicated to fighting genocide and mass atrocities.  Past honorees include Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Janice Kamenir-Reznik, Zev Yaroslavsky and the Katzberg-Gabriel Family.


 

lemkin-summit-grouphsLemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Named after Polish activist Raphael Lemkin who coined the term “genocide”, the Summit brings together students and adults from all parts of the country to converge in Washington, DC for a three-day conference featuring experts in the field, anti-genocide films, panel discussions and advocacy training culminating in a day of meetings on Capitol Hill to advocate for anti-genocide action.


 

i witness.verveerI Witness

This event recognizes leaders who make significant contributions to the fight against genocide by raising awareness and spurring activism.  Past recipients of the I Witness Award include such notables as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer (2011), the First Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo (2012), the whistleblower on the Darfur genocide, Mukesh Kapila (2013), and Intel for their work on responsibly sourcing minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2014).

The next I Witness event will be early 2017.