Ex-Officio Honorary Board
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Linda has worked for over 10 years on Human Rights issues in Religious and Social Action communities
Member & Leader Sudan Genocide Response Team
Activist for Genocide victims current and past Advocate & fundraiser for Anti-Malarial Nets & Medical support in South Sudan. Linda has been on the board of Coalition Against Global Genocide for 9 years, serving as secretary for 3 years and currently as Chair.
Although the problem of world wide genocide seems far away from my daily life and overwhelms me in its scope and magnitude, I volunteer at CoAGG to do my small part to try to improve the world and make it a better place for my children and granddaughter. My work at COAGG is my way of honoring the millions of victims of the Holocaust which might have been prevented or lessened if the world had not turned a blind eye to the Nazis’ atrocities. This is how I express the gratitude I feel everyday for the blessing of living in America.
Susan Barocas believes food and film are two of the best ways to build bridges of understanding between people. She is a film producer and writer as well as a food writer, teacher and chef. In the food world, Susan was honored to serve as the guest chef for the Obamas’ White House Passover Seders in 2014, 2015 and 2016. A member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, she cooks, teaches and speaks about cooking and foodways to individuals and groups of all ages in the US and abroad. Susan has written for the Washington Post, Lilith and Moment magazines among others, and was the founding director of the Jewish Food Experience and its award-winning website.
The former director of the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Women in Film and Video International Festival, she currently consults on film programming, outreach and community building for festivals such as AFI Docs and the Washington DC International Film Festival. Her film work includes co-producing the documentary film Maine Girls (2017), which explores the important role that young people can play in bridging cultural and religious divides. Susan directed the award-winning national outreach program for National Geographic’s 3D giant-screen film Jerusalem (2014). Her screen credits include PBS, Discovery, Channel 4 (UK), Planet Green TV, Maryland Public Television and numerous non-profit organizations. She is an advisory council member of Women in Film and Video DC and, for several years, the Circle Award jury chair for Filmfest DC.
Karen Z. Brass is a small business owner, an international public speaker and author and teacher. Her two published books, “I Am a Standupster” and her latest, “Trauma Filters Through” provide insights to the need for education on understanding and fighting against Genocide. Her website, www.standupsters.com is full of details, endorsements and photo opts of her speaking, sharing and educating. As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, she shares through her second generation eyes the effects of such preventable trauma.
(Eastern Band Cherokee and Tiano) is the Founder/Vision Holder of Her Many Voices Foundation, NYC and CO, USA
As the lead for Her Many Voices Foundation, Fall is pioneering an innovative hemp project in Haiti, developing a sustainable crop and building product for this besieged yet resilient population.
Fall’s background comes as a former member of FFA (Future Farmers of America) and graduate of an agricultural High School and University. Ms Fall is a TEDx Talk presenter (The Art of Igniting Action), a recipient of the New York State Assembly Citation Award, board member for Coalition Against Global Genocide, Tiyospaye Winyan Maka’s (Lakota for Extended Family of Women of the Earth) Was’te’s (Women’s Alliance to Save The Earth) and the Boulder Valley Indigenous Peoples Day Parade and PowWow, all as a representative for Indigenous Peoples. Her philosophy is “Whatever I do for another, I do for myself.”
Fall is a mother of two, has been an educator, performing artists and public speaker for over 30 years, addressing humanitarian issues.