State chapter of Genocide Intervention Network moves to University of Minnesota
The Minnesota chapter of the Genocide Intervention Network, founded at St. Thomas by a group of students and former St. Thomas professor Dr. Ellen Kennedy, is now headquartered at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies University of Minnesota.
The national headquarters for this nongovernmental organization is in Washington, D.C., and there are more than 700 chapters around the country.
GI-Net Minnesota, with St. Thomas' student chapter and a host of other co-sponsors, will host a series of events during Human Rights Week in October. Dr. Sam Totten, co-editor of Genocide in Darfur: Investigating the Atrocities in the Sudan, will speak Thursday, Oct. 11, at the University of Minnesota and Friday, Oct. 12, at Congregation Shir Tikvah, Minneapolis. "Camp Darfur," a simulated refugee cap, will be exhibited on the Minnesota State Capitol mall on Saturday, Oct. 13. Totten will conduct a workshop for middle- and high-school teachers Oct. 13, and Minnesota Film Arts will screen "The Devil Came on Horseback," a new documentary about Darfur, Oct. 12-17 at the Bell Auditorium, 10 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis. For details, visit GI-Net Minnesota's events calendar.