Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes
Three Rivers Press
On Sale: September 7, 2010
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Join activists, organizations, and
celebrities to fight human rights crimes in
Human rights activist John Prendergast
and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle bring us an empowering
and hopeful new book, as they reveal the steps being taken
by engaged citizens—"Upstanders"—famous and unknown, here
and abroad, to combat genocide, rape, and child soldierdom
in Africa, and show how you can be a part of the
Learn how a high school student in Chicago
rallied fellow students all over his city to raise awareness
of genocide... a former child soldier in Uganda formed a
group of others like him to aid in reconciliation... and a
mother and teacher gang-raped by soldiers in Congo found
strength to help other survivors. John and Don present ways
for you to form alliances, contact Congress, alert the
media, enlist corporations, and use social media to become
part of the solution.
Featuring testimonies and
• Ben Affleck • Madeleine Albright •
Emmanuelle Chriqui • Sheryl Crow • Ann Curry • Annie Duke •
Dave Eggers • Mia Farrow • Ryan Gosling • Mariska Hargitay •
Emile Hirsch • Iman • Angelina Jolie • Nicholas Kristof •
Joel Madden • Nicole Richie • Martin Sheen • Robin Wright
• As well as a number of members of Congress and many
others making a difference
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