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Human-rights activist John Prendergast

Release date: March 01, 2012

Goucher College's Peace Studies Program and STAND chapter present John Prendergast—human-rights activist, best-selling author, and former director for African affairs at the National Security Council—on Wednesday, February 29, at 7 p.m. at the Hyman Forum in the Athenaeum. 

Prendergast will give a talk titled "Enough: Making a Difference," followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved in advance by logging on to www.goucher.edu/tickets or by calling 410-337-6333.

Prendergast has worked for peace in Africa for more than 25 years and is now the co-founder of the Enough Project, an organization affiliated with the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He has authored multiple books on Africa and helped produce a number of documentaries, movies, and television shows. He also has taken television news programs to Africa, including Nightline and PBS Newshour, and has been part of a series for 60 Minutes that earned an Emmy for Best Continuing News Coverage.

Prendergast's op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the International Herald Tribune. He has also been profiled in Vanity Fair, Men's Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, GQ Magazine, Oprah magazine, Capitol File, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Philadelphia Inquirer

Prendergast's presentation is part of Goucher's Congo Week, an events series to raise awareness about the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For more information on the events, visit gouchercongoweek.wordpress.com.