When bad news comes on the television or your friend brings up sad reports from overseas, do you change the channel or tune out? Are you tired of hearing sad, depressing news from a place you will never go or see? While it’s understandable, those who are living amongst the war, poverty, and genocide don’t have the option of flipping over to The Real Housewives of Orange County. They live through the hatred and the terror every day.
So instead of deciding you’ve heard enough, decide that you’ve had enough. That’s what human rights activist John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle did; they decided to write The Enough Moment, where they reveal actions being taken by engaged people, referred to as “upstanders,” to combat the evil in Africa.
In the book, readers will learn of the high school student who rallied his peers to raise awareness for genocide, a former child soldier in Uganda who formed a group of others just like him to aid in reconciliation, and a mother and teacher who survived rape by soldiers in the Congo and now help other survivors. The book also shows how readers can be part of the movement by contacting Congress, alerting the media, enlisting corporations, and using social media.
The book features testimonies and interviews with Ben Affleck, Madeleine Albright, Sheryl Crow, Ann Curry, Annie Duke, Ryan Gosling, Mariska Hargitay, Emile Hirsch, Iman, Joel Madden, Nicole Richie, Martin Sheen, and many more celebrities and members of Congress, plus others who continue to make a difference.
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Brianne Carlon is a public relations specialist at OverDrive.