Carl Wilkens, founder of World Outside My Shoes will deliver a talk entitled “I’m Not Leaving.”
Through the telling of his own experiences, Wilkens puts a human “face” on genocide, showing us that the perpetrators, victims, and resistors will not soon be forgotten, and teaching participants how one person really can make a difference. His story reminds us of the profound connection between history and the moral choices we face each day. It also arms us with new insights in the fight against genocide along with tools and inspiration for re-evaluating the relationships we are part of every day.
Wilkens is the author of I’m Not Leaving and founder of World Outside My Shoes, a non-profit educational and professional development organization committed to inspiring and equipping people to enter the world of “The Other” which may be under our own roof or on the other side of the globe.
He was featured in Frontline’s"Ghosts of Rwanda" and "The Few Who Stayed: Defying Genocide," an American Radio Works documentary which aired on National Public Radio. His humanitarian work has been recognized with several awards including the Dignitas Humana Award from Saint John’s School of Theology Seminary and a 2005 Medal of Valor from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Co-sponsored by the History Department, the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School for Public Engagement, and Global Studies.
Reception to Follow.