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.
Film Screening & Panel Discussion: The Testimony
- Synopsis: In November 2012, the M23 rebels drove the Congolese Army out of the Eastern city of Goma. Shamed and demoralized, government soldiers retreated to Minova, where they systematically raped hundreds of their own civilians. The atrocity drew international outrage, the global community promising intervention. The Testimony chronicles the largest rape trial in Congo’s history, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the lives of its women and the unshakable strength of the human spirit.
- Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:00 pm
- Location: Crescent Theatre, Beverly Hills CA
- Cost: Free to attend
- This will be an intimate evening with the filmmakers and JWW board and staff members. Seats are limited.
- RSVP online
In addition to our community programs, JWW hosts a number of larger events:
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.
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 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.
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.