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.

Upcoming Events:

One Voice: Activism through Music, Multimedia, and Organizing

Join leading activists from human rights and social justice movements for a night of live multimedia, music, and spoken word, featuring Dr. Omekongo Dibinga, JD Stier, and Mike Brand.

Saturday, February 25, 8 PM – 10:30 PM; Doors open 7:30
Hillel at UCLA | 574 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles 90024
No charge for admission

Film Screening: The Heart of Nuba

You are invited to a special screening of “The Heart of Nuba” at Cal Lutheran University on Sunday, February 26th. The film will be followed by a panel discussion.

Sunday, February 26, 1 PM – 3:30 PM | Samuelson Chapel
Cal Lutheran University | 165 Chapel Lane | Thousand Oaks CA

Summit: “Preventing Mass Atrocities: From Rhetoric to Reality”

You’re invited to take part in this two-day conference featuring educational panels, film screenings, influential speakers, and advocacy workshops. Gain a greater knowledge of genocide in the 21st century, and how you can take action to prevent and end genocide.

Saturday & Sunday, April 1-2
University of Southern California

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.