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, born in 1983 in Los Angeles
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, California, was the Executive Director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force, a project of the Genocide Intervention Network
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,and a graduate of UCLA with degrees in Political Science and African American Studies. He appeared in the film Darfur Now
Darfur Now is a 2007 documentary film examining the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. It was written and directed by Ted Braun and produced by Don Cheadle, Mark Jonathan Harris and Cathy Schulman. Executive Producers were Jeffrey Skoll and Omar Amanat...
as himself, trying to reduce the effects of genocide
Genocide is defined as "the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group", though what constitutes enough of a "part" to qualify as genocide has been subject to much debate by legal scholars...
on the Sudanese through a bill he proposes to Governor Schwarzenegger. He has received many humanitarian awards,and been nominated for awards such as the "Do Something" Teen choice award and his works regarding Sudan have been published in The Wall Street Journal
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, The LA Times, The New York Times
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, and more.