Kenyan Friends’ Programs to Prevent Election Violence during the March 2013 Election
What did Quakers in Kenya do to help prevent election violence? How successful were they? This talk will describe the Watch Dog groups, the 1200 citizen reporters, the Call-in Center, civic education, voter education, and election observing. The significant violence prevent work done by Friends Church Peace Teams on conflicted Mt Elgon will be highlighted including the Healing and Rebuilding Our Community workshops there.
David Zarembka graduated with a Bachelors Degree cum laude in African History from Harvard University and obtained a Masters degree in International and Development Education from the University of Pittsburgh. He has forty-nine years of involvement in the Great Lakes region as he first worked in the area in 1964 when he taught Rwandan refugees in now Tanzania. Since 1998, he has been the Coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams, a Quaker organization that promotes peacemaking activities will local groups in the region. He currently lives in western Kenya with his wife Gladys Kamonya.
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