John Prendergast
By: Alix Lambert | Categories: HiLo Heroes

Co-founder of the Enough Project, activist JOHN PRENDERGAST (born 1963) has devoted himself for several decades to the most difficult human rights issues globally, with a focus on Africa. “Our strategy is to energize diverse communities — including students, religious groups, activists, business leaders, celebrities, and diaspora networks — to ensure that their voices are heard on some of the most pressing foreign policy and moral challenges facing the world today,” explains The Enough Project, which conducts intensive field research in countries plagued by genocide and crimes against humanity, develops policies to address these crises, and shares tools to help empower citizens and groups working for change. In 1996 Prendergast was named the director of African Affairs for The National Security Council. He has co-authored two books with Don Cheadle: Not On Our Watch and The Enough Moment, and appears in several documentaries. His mission is to end genocide and crimes against humanity — what is yours?

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On his or her birthday, HiLobrow irregularly pays tribute to one of our high-, low-, no-, or hilobrow heroes. Also born this date: Russ Meyer and Slavoj Žižek.

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Alix Lambert is a writer and artist living in New York City. Her book CRIME, which explores the intersection between crime and art, is available through Fuel Publishing. Her book The Silencing is available through Perceval Press.