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DESCRIPTION: Build World Peace? Understand Genocide
Will we ever see it? There are days when I feel we will never live in a peaceful world, so much hatred, so much violence.  What I do feel is that we must never give up trying to create a kinder and gentler world, a more peaceful world. 
John Lennon's poignant lyrics touched a raw nerve when he debuted "Imagine" in 1971. Forty-five years later, the lyrics continue to tug the heart as we experience gun violence, racial incidents, crimes against humanity and genocide that never ends.  In creating the Coalition Against Global Genocide, I felt that in a very small way, it could be a piece of a large puzzle in Building World Peace.
  • During my presentation, I will talk about:
  • Why individuals must be aware of what is happening in our world today
  • Why the Coalition Against Global Genocide was created?
  • Our mission, goals and programs  
  • What one can and must do to help stop existing crimes against humanity and genocides and prevent future ones.
  • I would like to end my comments with Margaret Meade's quote:  "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
BIO:  Roz Duman founded the Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action in 2006, now Coalition Against Global Genocide.
Previously, she served as Volunteer Coordinator for the former Senator Ken Salazar’s campaign, Legislative Aide for former State Representative Suzanne Williams, Director of the Office of Volunteerism, Agency for Human Rights and Community Relations for the City and County of Denver and Director of Scheduling for Mayor Wellington Webb of Denver. Ms. Duman was Development Director for the Colorado Democratic Party and staff aide for Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder.
She was Executive Director of the Colorado Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, the Holocaust Awareness Institute at the University of Denver and the Founder and Director of the first Regional Office of the America Israel Friendship League. Her background in human rights is extensive. Roz has received multiple awards and recognition for her work, including the Community Action Award from the American Jewish Committee, the Colorado Division Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association, the 2009 Civil Rights Award from the regional office of the Anti Defamation League, and a special recognition award from Denver Sister Cities International for her work with the City of Denver and DSCI. In 2021 she received the Trailblazer Award at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Awards Luncheon in recognition of her contributions to the civil rights movement in Colorado and her work with the Coalition Against Global Genocide.