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Media Advisory: Quotes, Reactions to President's Holocaust Memorial Speech Available Monday
Prevention and Protection Working Group
19 April 2012

"On Monday, President Obama will speak at the Holocaust Memorial Museum and announce the creation of a new Atrocities Prevention Board and other elements of a strategy to prevent and respond to genocide and mass atrocities.  After the President speaks, the following experts from member organizations of the Prevention and Protection Working Group* are available for comment:"

Oxfam America: Scott Paul
Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisor with Oxfam America working on the horn of Africa and on a range of issues including security sector reform, atrocity prevention and humanitarian response.  He also has expertise on the United Nations and international law.
Human Rights First: Winny Chen
Senior Associate with Human Rights First working on atrocities prevention and human rights advocacy.  You can reach Winny Chen at 202.559.9814
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism: Rabbi David Saperstein
Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism working on social justice issues including preventing mass atrocities and genocide. In 1999, Rabbi Saperstein was elected as the first Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and in 2009, he was appointed by President Obama as a member of the first White House Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Rabbi Saperstein can be contacted at 202-236-3692 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

United to End Genocide
Daniel Solomon is the National Student Director of STAND, the student-led division of United to End Genocide.  Daniel works on Sudan, DRC, and genocide prevention policy. You can reach him at 917-587-9921
*The Prevention and Protection Working Group is a coalition of human rights, religious, humanitarian, anti-genocide, peace and other organizations dedicated to improving U.S. government policies and civilian capacities to prevent violent conflict, mass atrocities and protect civilians threatened by such crises.


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