May 16, 2006
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM LAUNCHES VOICES ON GENOCIDE PREVENTION BLOG
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience has launched a blog augmenting its online interview series and podcast service, Voices on Genocide Prevention. The regularly updated blog, written by Committee on Conscience Staff Director Jerry Fowler, tracks developments in the ongoing genocide in Darfur and provides a forum for those involved in genocide prevention efforts to discuss contemporary issues and share strategies. From exploring how the media is covering genocide to providing resources for people engaged in combating it, “Voices on Genocide Prevention” is an important resource for those working on one of the most important issues facing us today. The blog is located at www.ushmm.org/conscience.
“An informed and engaged citizenry is a prerequisite to successfully preventing genocide,” says Jerry Fowler. “Voices on Genocide Prevention aims to educate people—particularly young people—on the importance of getting involved in ending genocide and building a community of people committed to working toward this goal.”
Voices on Genocide Prevention features interviews with human rights experts, journalists, advocates, and government officials involved in genocide prevention efforts. The Committee on Conscience guides the Museum’s efforts to educate about, prevent and respond to contemporary genocide and related crimes against humanity. For more information, visit www.ushmm.org/conscience.
Situated among our national monuments to freedom, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is both a memorial to the past and a living reminder of the moral obligations of individuals and societies. The Museum fulfills its mission through a public/private partnership in which federal support guarantees the institution’s permanence and hundreds of thousands of donors nationwide make possible its educational activities and global outreach. More than 23 million people – including more than 8 million schoolchildren – have visited the Museum since it opened in 1993, and through its Web site, traveling exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum reaches millions more every year.