The Hope and Human Rights
Artists for Human Rights hosted its 3rd Hope and Human Rights Speaker Series, an evening with John Prendergast devoted to addressing the issue of “conflict minerals” in the Congo. Co-founder of the Enough Project and Raise Hope for the Congo, whose purpose is to end genocide and crimes against humanity and empower and protect Congolese women against sexual violence, addressed a packed house. John’s dedicated work and career as an activist, advocate and humanitarian for Africa, includes Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council and Special Advisor at the Department of State during the Clinton administration.
John Prendergast is Co-Founder of The Enough Project – an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Author of eight books, including New York Times bestseller and NAACP non-fiction book of the year Our Watch, co-authored with Don Cheadle. Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council and special advisor at the Department of State during the Clinton administration. Producer and consultant on film, TV, and news projects concerning issues in Africa; part of an Emmy-winning series of episodes on 60 Minutes. Co-Founder of the Darfur Dream Team Sister. Schools Program linking US schools with schools in Darurian refugee camps; founded with NBA stars Tracy McGrady, Baron Davis, and Derek Fisher.
The Enough Project supports peace and an end to mass atrocities in Africa’s deadliest conflict zones. Together with its investigative partner, The Sentry, Enough counters armed groups, violent kleptocratic regimes, and their commercial partners that are sustained and enriched by corruption, criminal activity, and the trafficking of natural resources. By helping to create consequences for the major perpetrators and facilitators of atrocities and corruption, Enough seeks to build leverage in support of peace and good governance. Enough conducts research in conflict zones, engages governments and the private sector on potential policy solutions, and mobilizes public campaigns focused on peace, human rights, and breaking the links between war and illicit profit.