Program launches fourth cohort to further strengthen permanent anti-genocide constituency in the United States

For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Katie-Jay Scott Stauring, 310.738.0285, ktj@iact.ngo
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LOS ANGELES, CA – March 5, 2014 – The Carl Wilkens Fellowship (CWF), a project of i-ACT, a Los Angeles based, international nonprofit, is now accepting applications for it’s fourth class to start in August 2014. The adult leadership program trains emerging leaders from communities around the country to build a permanent constituency working to prevent and end mass atrocities. The new class of Fellows will join a network of 55 other Fellows who actively work to prevent, stop, and heal from mass atrocities.

The Carl Wilkens Fellowship is a selective year-long, part-time program that aims to give a diverse set of individuals at every level of experience the tools and resources to build sustained political will to end genocide. This program is designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals as well as community members who have families, are active in other organizations, and have other commitments.

Fellows will receive leadership training, conflict and advocacy education, organizing tools and resources, and one-on-one and group advising. The year-long Fellowship program includes six main components: 2 retreats; regular training and networking calls; one-on-one, peer, and group advising; participation in national campaigns; political and social networking; skills, tools and resources to continue work in the anti-genocide movement following the inaugural fellowship year.

Online applications are due April 30, 2014.

Fellows will attend their inaugural retreat in the Los Angeles area and be joined by Fellows and anti-genocide organizations working locally and across the nation.

For the application and more information visit www.carlwilkensfellowship.org