3 Generations

3 Generations works to end injustice and fulfill humanity's potential through storytelling. As storytellers and witnesses we aim to shine a spotlight on our common humanity through a variety of cultural methods including documentary film, oral history, witness testimony and creative writing. We create change by curating the most compelling stories and most impactful change strategies to get people's attention and compel them to act.
Jan 14, 2015

Can You Imagine A World Without Atrocity?

As we write this update, the world is shaking with rage and grief over the murders of innocent people in France #JeSuisCharlie. And yet, at a time like this it is more important than ever to imagine a better world, for if each of us cannot do so then how can we create that world? The lessons of the last few days in France reflect our thinking here at 3 Generations, especially as the world is coming together to show solidarity in a time of crisis.

At 3 Generations our End of Atrocity project is one of our absolute favorites perhaps the most important work we do. We like to think of this as our end game: by asking thought leaders and those who inspire us to share their visions of a world without crimes against humanity we are helping create the change we all wish to see.

In 2015 we will approach this work with new angles and insight. First off we have interviewed two brilliant scientists to hear their visions of a world without atrocity. Bill Joy is one of the great father’s of the internet (you can read about him in Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers) and Peter de Menocal is one the world’s foremost earth and climate scientists, based at Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Laboratory. We are in the final stages of editing their words and they are quite distinct and surprising. After that we move to Israel and Palestine to discover what leaders there are envisioning. 2015 is set to become one of the great years to unravel what the End of Atrocity will look like. Stay tuned!

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Jan 14, 2015

"I Feel Better, Less Heavy."

Anne Marie
Anne Marie

3 Generations is heralding 2015 with a renewed focus on our mission to amplify and honor the voices of survivors worldwide. Within our first ever annual report resonate the words of Rwandan genocide survivor, Ann-Marie: "I am happy to tell my story because when I do I calm down, I feel better, less heavy." In both the United States and abroad, 3 Generations is working to bring the words of survivors like Ann-Marie’s to the forefront. As we write, our Development and Outreach Coordinator, Hannah Eddy, is in Rwanda providing direct reports on the state of survivors in the still recovering nation. Every report Hannah gives serves as a reminder that we must work to lighten the burden of atrocity victims worldwide today.    

Ann-Marie's story is one of turbulence and terror. Yet, it is one shared by survivors worldwide including those in Cambodia, Tibet, and Rwanda. While many such stories go unheard, 3 Generations works to bring the words of victims to empathetic ears around the world. As Hannah continues her travels around Rwanda, we remain constantly aware that many survivors of Genocide share an all too often unheard darker history.        

In bringing their stories to light, 3 Generations helps alleviate of the silent burden carried by genocide victims and ensure they are not alone in their struggle. 2015 brings many opportunities for 3 Generations but we could not have made this progress without your help. Look forward to more of Hannah’s reports from Rwanda as well as the many stories we will feature on our website. With your support we can help lighten the burden that plagues so many genocide survivors today. With your support we can make them "less heavy."

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Jan 14, 2015

In Their Own Words

Nick from "What About The Boys?"
Nick from "What About The Boys?"

What is it like to find yourself suddenly involved in a world of slavery? A world of exploitation, oppression, and psychological torment. To many survivors, their immersion into the world of sex trafficking was unexpected and all too sudden. A boy in Chicago flees a volatile family and suddenly finds himself being 'broken in' for the world of prostitution. In Boston, a college freshman meets a stranger at a party and soon after becomes another victim to the Johns of Massachusetts.  

In our continued effort to amplify and convey the voices of victims worldwide, 3 Generations recently screened interviews of survivors from our feature film, TRICKED. In a speaking panel following the screening, survivors Nick and Danielle provided their own insights on how easily the world of sex slavery can claim another victim. In their own words we learned how a combination of psychological manipulation at the hands of pimps and the johns who fuel the trade only perpetuate the cycle of slavery.        

3 Generations' campaign to end child sex slavery in the U.S relies on your support to raise awareness for the hidden world of sex trafficking. As we look to 2015, 3 Generations will continue to amplify and honor the voices of survivors to ensure children do not find themselves vulnerable to world of sex slavery. 2015 will be a year in which we highlight the dark and little discussed exploitation of young boys.

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