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Human Rights Activist and Best-selling Author John Prendergast to Speak at Le Moyne College

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Human rights activist and author John Prendergast, who regularly travels to Africa’s war zones on missions of peace, will discuss his work at Le Moyne College on Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. The title of his talk is “Stopping Genocide in Darfur: What You Can Do.”<br /> <br /> Prendergast is co-chair of the ENOUGH Project, which is dedicated to ending genocide and crimes against humanity. As a diplomat during the Clinton administration, he was directly involved in a number of peace processes throughout Africa, including the peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Prendergast has also worked for the U.S. Department of State, members of Congress and the United Nations. He is a visiting professor at the University of San Diego and the American University in Cairo.<br /> <br /> Prendergast has authored eight books on Africa, the latest of which he co-authored with actor/activist Don Cheadle, titled "Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond," a New York Times bestseller. A book-signing will follow the talk.<br /> <br /> This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Studies at Le Moyne College. For more information, contact (315) 445-4294.</p>
posted on: 3/19/2008