Events

Upcoming Events

Genocide and ME: Shining the Light of Truth

Join United to End Genocide’s President Tom Andrews, along with Monique Mutumwinka, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project and Penobscot Tribal member, Maria Girourd of Maine Wabanaki REACH for an evening exploring the connections between genocide and Maine.

Genocide and ME: Shining the Light of Truth
Thursday Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m
Hannaford Hall, located in the Abromson Community Education Center
University of Southern Maine – Portland
88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine 04104
(directions)

Multinational chorus Pihcintu will perform, and Maliseet poet and visual artist Mihku Paul and REACH Co-Director Penthea Burns will each share a selection of their poetry.

Tom Andrews will share his perspective of confronting genocide as a former congressman from Maine, and talk about what Maine people can do about the genocides facing us today.

Monique Mutumwinka, representing the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, will give her account of genocide in Rwanda — the home she fled to make a new life in Maine.

Maria Girouard, a Penobscot Nation historian and REACH community organizer, will describe genocidal practices conducted against the Wabanaki tribes, along with the intergenerational trauma that has affected centuries of survivors.

This unique event offers a powerful opportunity for the people of Maine to learn, feel, think about and take action around issues of genocide as it occurs abroad, as it has affected recent refugees and as it has been waged against the first people of the State, the Wabanaki.

 

Past Events: 2012

Women and Genocide in the 21st Century: The Case of Darfur

October, 27-28, 2012


Syria March and Rally

September 2, 2012

United to End Genocide joined in solidarity with the people of Syria by co-sponsoring a march and rally in front of the White House. President and CEO Tom Andrews offered his remarks, demanding that the violence must end. Read more »


We Choose Peace

July 8, 2012

On July 8 more than a hundred people rallied to “choose peace” in Sudan and South Sudan on the front lawn of the White House. We were there to mark the one year anniversary of the independence of the Republic of South Sudan. But, while now there are two nations, peace is still elusive. Read more »


United to End Genocide – Darfur Interfaith Network Rally

April 29, 2012

The Third Annual Hope For Darfur – Justice in Sudan Rally co-hosted by the Darfur Interfaith Network and United to End Genocide. The rally encouraged people to stand up, take action, and march to demonstrate to the U.S. government that there is continued citizen support for the United States to pursue peace and justice in Sudan.


Stop Using Food As A Weapon of War

March 16, 2012

George Clooney, President of United to End Genocide and former Congressman Tom Andrews, Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA), Al Green (D-TX), Jim Moran (D-VA) and John Olver (D-MA), Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous, Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast, and other human rights and faith leaders were arrested for civil disobedience outside of the Sudanese Embassy while protesting the escalating humanitarian emergency in Sudan that threatens the lives of 500,000 people. Read more »