Julie Halterman

Julie Halterman is a Current Events Writer at Facing History and Ourselves.

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How the Global Movement to End Genocide Redefined My Local Activism

Posted by Julie Halterman on April 26, 2019

After I read the news, I often feel powerless. What can any of us do to prevent genocide, to dismantle structural inequalities, or to stop the other horrors we hear about in the news? The massive scale of the problems in the world can feel overwhelming, but we shouldn’t let it be paralyzing. My own involvement in activism changed dramatically in high school, when a human rights activist inspired me to hope.

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Topics: Human Rights, genocide, student activism

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