Previously known as the Carl Wilkens Fellows, these community leaders have acquired the skills necessary to bridge the gap between thought and action in the anti-genocide movement. The Fellowship was named in honor of Carl Wilkens, a self-described “ordinary” man, and only one of two Americans who chose to remain in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Mr. Wilkens is credited with saving hundreds of lives and is emblematic of the program’s theme: ordinary individuals can make an extraordinary difference when they choose to engage. Now renamed as part of the Pathways for Peace Collaborative, a program of iACT, these fellows continue to build and strengthen community-based action and sustained political will to change the way the world responds to genocide and mass atrocities.

Andalisa Lopez

Washington DC 

April Houston

Atlanta, GA

Azra Smailkadic Brkic

Forest Hills, NY

Barbara Baker

Cumminton, MA

Barbara English

Living Ubuntu
Aliso Viejo, CA

Beth Woskow McDaniel

Austin, TX

Charlotte Hill

UC Berkeley
San Francisco, CA

Christie Nicoson

Claude Gatebuke

Nashville, TN

Cory McMahon

Boston, MA

Cory Williams

Conflict Free 4U / Darfur and Beyond
Phoenix, AZ

Cynthia Davis

Canvas Peace Project, Our Woven Community
Trumbull, CT

Deanna Malmquist

Invisible Children
San Diego, CA

Deborah Jones

Seattle, WA

Ellen Feig

Bergen Community College
Nyack, NY

Gloria Crist

Montclair, NJ

Ida Beth Malloy

Trenton, NJ

James Waller

Jan Arnow

Louisville, KY

Jenni Currie

Mobile, AL

Jim Messina

New Haven, CT

Joshua Prager

Cleveland, OH

Joshua Schreier

Bloomfield, CT

Karine Birazian Shnorhokian

Mahwah, NJ

Katrina Field

Virginia Beach, VA

Khalil "Haji" Dokhanchi

Superior, WI

Kiel Majewski

Kristen Danielle Anderson

Kutina Williams

Charleston, SC

Larry R Grimes

Tampa, FL

Laura Allen

McKinney, TX

Laura Collins Britton

Asheville, NC

Lee Ann De Reus

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment & Appeals Project; Panzi Foundation USA
Washington, DC

Lindsey Wilkes

Kayi and Wilkes PLLC
Washington, DC

Mark Turbak

World Without Genocide
Woodbury, MN

Marty Alan Michelson

Megan O'Conner

International Student program at Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale, AZ

Melanie Nelkin

Georgia Coalition to Prevent Genocide/President American Jewish Committee Southeast Regional Office/Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement for Human Rights Advisory Board member
Atlanta, GA

Michael Pertnoy

Righteous Pictures
New York, NY

Mike Brand

Independent Advocacy and Strategy Consultant
Washington, DC

Myra Daghaypaw

Naomi Natale

Nare Kupelian

Los Angeles, CA

Nicole Moore

Santa Clara, CA

Njeru Nthigah

New Brunswick, NJ

Pam Smith

Niceville, FL

Peter Marcus

Jewish World Watch
Los Angeles, CA

Rebecca Davis

Philadelphia, PA

Rebecca Seilicki


Renee Lewis

Normal, IL

Richard Clark

John Carroll University
Notheast Ohio

Rick Hankins

Claremont, CA

Scott Sutton


Sheila Davis

Boston, MA

Sonia Marie Leikam

Portland, OR

Staci Alziebler-Perkins

Monterey, CA

Susan Smylie

San Antonio, TX

Tara Kendyle

Prosper, TX

Tigranna Zakaryan

Pathways for Peace Fellows; International Refugee Rights Initiative; World Bank Group
Paris, France

Tim Aye Hardy

Yong Joon Park
Terre Haute, IL

Working to end identity-based violence, from dangerous speech to genocide, in the US and abroad. Learn more here.




the Eli Wiesel Genocide and Atrocity Prevention Act becomes law


Hate groups in the U.S.


Refugees resettled in the U.S in 2016


Refugees resettled in the U.S in 2018



Camp Darfur

Bring an interactive exhibit that engages visitors in understanding identity-based violence, from Dangerous Speech to genocide to your community.

iACT Gathering

Host a gathering to promote and support our work to make lasting change for refugees around the world.


Invite iACT into your community to facilitate workshops covering Dangerous Speech, genocide, mindful humanitarianism, and community action.


Dangerous Speech, a practical guide

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Rage Against Change

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Resettlement in the United States

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PeaceDirect’s U.S. map of peace building efforts

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In Armenia, a Forgotten Community Finds Hope Through Soccer

In Armenia, a Forgotten Community Finds Hope Through Soccer

iACT and GOALS partner to expand youth soccer program for children affected by the war in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) “Armenia? What is iACT doing in Armenia?" These are the kinds of questions that echo from friends and colleagues across the humanitarian space. The...

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Welcoming New Coaches to the Team in Armenia

Welcoming New Coaches to the Team in Armenia

  We are so excited to introduce you to all of our amazing soccer coaches in Armenia! In partnership with Girls of Armenia Leadership Soccer (GOALS) and the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, we hired four new soccer coaches on our trip in April to join our three...

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