April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

Photograph by Rev. Wilfredo Benitez for Orange County for Darfur

April 2011 is the first official Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month in the State of California. In April 2010, the California State Legislature passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 144 proclaiming April of each year Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month.

In honor of this, we compiled a Resource List of books and films themed around each of the past genocides that have commemorative dates in April, plus the areas that we cover.  Below we have included links to all of our Resource List entries.  We hope you will make use of this list as a way to both remember these genocides, and learn more about them.

Good books and films about the Bosnian Genocide
Good books and films about the Rwandan Genocide
Good books and films about the Cambodian Genocide
Good books and films about the Darfur Genocide
Good books and films about the Armenian Genocide
Good books and films about The Holocaust
Good books and films about mass atrocities in Burma

Good books and films about mass atrocities in Congo
Good books and films about mass atrocities in Sudan
Good books and films about Genocide

Compiled by Paulina Robles and Barbara English of Orange County for Darfur and Martina Knee of the San Francisco Bay Area Darfur Coalition.

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