Join activists, organizations, and celebrities to fight human rights crimes in Africa.
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 movement.
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 interviews with:
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.
About the Author
John Prendergast is a human rights activist and author. He is cofounder of the Enough Project (enoughproject.org), an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He has worked in African conflict zones for over twenty-five years and was involved in a number of African peace processes. He was a diplomat in the Clinton administration. Don Cheadle is an actor, film producer, philanthropist, and author. In 2004, his lead role as Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the film Hotel Rwanda earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He is one of the cofounders of two organizations: Not On Our Watch and Ante Up for Africa. He and John are the New York Times bestselling authors of Not on Our Watch.
"An important, valuable toolkit that will inspire many."