“In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.” The Dalai Lama3 Generations began with a vision - the end of atrocity. The ambitious dream inspired a nuanced approach to eradicating mass atrocity – publicly sharing the testimonies of those who have experienced crimes against humanity. The only way to implement real change is to learn from the mistakes of the past and to not repeat them in the future. By publishing the tales of survivors of genocide, trafficking, and war, we can simultaneously inform and inspire others to create a better tomorrow today.This month our documentary, 10,000 Men, will be premiering. Modern day slavery is a horrendous reality for millions of people, however Western governments largely ignore the issue. The sexual exploitation of people in the United States is thriving and yet, there are few laws in place that effectively curb sex trafficking. This feature-film, inspired by the victims of the domestic commercial sex industry, will shed light into the unfamiliar world and expose the fallacies of present-day legislation.Our manifesto is becoming increasingly recognized and implemented as an effective measure to inspire change. “Lost Hope,” a short-film depicting the contemporary sex trade present in the Native American community, is receiving an award mid-July. We are also looking forward to the launch of our new 3 Generations website. It will provide a user-friendlier format, making the stories of our survivor more easily accessible to the masses.Thank you for your continued support in reaching our goal of a world without atrocity.To accomplish our mission, the participation of the masses is vital and you are at the centerfold of helping us achieve our task. Once more, we offer our sincerest gratitude and look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.
At 3 Generations putting an end to human atrocity is our mission. Whether we are working with survivors of genocide, commercial sexual exploitation, or war veterans, we are working towards the greater goal of exposing and eradicating crimes against humanity.
Just this month we've posted two new videos, on two separate subjects, connected by the fact that are both about two survivors of atrocities and their stories. Our video "Lost Hope" peers into the world of the Native American women that are survivors of the commercial sex trade, featuring firsthand accounts from a few survivors themselves. Our other video focuses on the trauma that war veterans undergo during combat. United States war vet, Bajema, after two intense tours in Iraq, explains in this video that you can train but you can’t prepare for what really goes on during combat.
Another project we are working on right now is our feature-length documentary film, 10,000 Men, which centers around telling the stories of victims of the commercial sex industry in America. We are almost entirely done with filming and parts of the videos are currently in the editing stage. The goal of this film is to end the atrocity that is modern day slavery.
By supporting us and allowing us to help survivors of all different atrocities tell their stories, we are all helping bring the world one step closer to eradicating mass and calculated human atrocities around the world.
Help us continue to help others in the fight against atrocity.
One of our greatest achievements in 2011 was launching “The End of Atrocity”, our ongoing campaign and project to build a vision for what our world would look like if there were an end to genocide, crimes against humanity and atrocity. This as well as our other successes and overall impact would not be possible without your support.
What is our impact?
A film produced by 3G is a story told, a survivor's voice heard, an act of healing, a call to action.
A story told to us is produced and shared broadly with our supporters, partners and advocacy organizations. This sets in motion a process for the public to engage in actions that effect change.
A $10,000 film made by 3G can be shared with advocacy organizations and distributed across media platforms, with an exponential impact: $10,000 donated creates $100,000 of media impact via our partner organizations.
What you can do in 2012 and beyond:
-Sponsor a story
-Listen to the stories we have created
-Share our work
-Donate to our programs
We are currently researching and filming new visionaries for the second stage of this project. If we don’t have a vision of a better future can we really create one? Become part of the Movement: Imagine the End of Atrocity.
Thank you for your support. Together, we are growing closer to achieving a world without atrocity.
Since the close of the project’s initial launch, we have continued sharing these visions via Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. We also continue to support the efforts of our visionaries and their organizations.
We are currently in the process of planning the second stage of this project and would like some input from you, our supporters. We would love to hear your ideas for visionaries as well as your visions of an atrocity-free world.
"What would our world look like without genocide, crimes against humanity?"
How would you answer the question and/or whose visions would you to see as part of the second stage of this project? Please visit the link below to share your visions and suggestions with us.
If we don’t have a vision of a better future can we really create one? Become part of the Movement: Imagine the End of Atrocity.
Thank you for your support. Together, we are growing closer to achieving a world without atrocity.
Over the past several months, we have been reporting on "The End of Atrocity", our ongoing campaign and project to build a vision for what our world would look like if there were an end to genocide, crimes against humanity and atrocity.
On April 22, 2011 we successfully launched the first stage in which we gathered 14 visionaries on the front lines of activism against atrocity: Peter Gabriel, Ann Curry, Kathy Freston, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, John Prendergast, Carolyn Forche, Stephen Smith, Alex Stark, Scilla Ellworthy, Brian Steidle, James Smith, Jerry Fowler, Rachel Lloyd and Freddy Mutanguhua.
We asked each of them to answer the question, "What would our world look like without genocide?" Based on these visions we created the following Manifesto which we presented at the close of the project’s initial launch. The next stages of this campaign will be based upon the progression and fulfillment of this organic process.
FIRST: There is no "other." We are all one, irreversibly connected.
SECOND: Human beings are members of a global community, and we are connected. If atrocity can happen to one group, it can happen to any other, because when it happens to one of us, it happens to humanity.
THIRD: We must achieve universal respect for each other. Each generation must find ways to explicitly affirm and reaffirm its commitment -- through ritual, story, technology or practice -- that each individual will accept responsibility for the well-being of each other individual in the world, regardless of who or where that individual is, and that each of the billions of the global masses is accountable to all the others for safety, security and life.
FOURTH: We have always been connected, but technology and communication now connects us directly in ways that reduce the "otherness" of people. Access to the tools of technology and communication must be used to help us grow our collection of stories of being human and will put a human face on that which we used to view as "other."
FIFTH: There are always patterns and warning signs before an atrocity. Ensuring universal access to tools of technology and communication will help us collectively disseminate and listen to cries for help. We will pay attention to these patterns and signs and keep watching for them, to stem the possibility of devolution into violence.
SIXTH: We acknowledged there will always be hostilities, conflict, and perhaps even war. We must work toward building, supporting and enriching our growing culture of human rights -- through rational means of technology and networks, strong cross-border civil society interventions, institutional and governmental treaties and efforts, but also through cultural means, through humanism, emotion and sentimentalism, reflected in narrative, stories, art and media.
SEVENTH: We aim to create a new "soul" for humanity, one that is infused in a new path away from what we have been to each other and toward one that gives us the means to not inflict undue harm on innocent bystanders. We should aim to foster the creative in humans, and to encourage achievements that add to universal livability, prosperity and satisfaction, and we must invest in universal accountability and mass empathy to do so.
EIGHTH: Our history books and cultural narratives are a succession of leaders who led us to glory in war and subjugation -- and we've accepted it as the norm. We need to move away from that, to histories and narrative about the caring and nurturing of families and communities, of culture, art, commerce and design -- those things that bind a community to itself and create communities across borders.
NINTH: We must create and sustain balance among the genders, in roles of power and decision-making, and in true equality and respect. We must protect and integrate as equals those members of society we perceive as weaker, less successful, less worthy or capable, or living slower, simpler or lives connected to ideals that may differ with ours. We must invest in the economic prosperity of all, and acknowledge that any of our economic and political systems that create inequality in turn create instability and vulnerability.
TENTH, AND LAST: We aim to create and grow a global community that exists and works across national and regional borders, one that is at once bottom-up and top-down, that invests in commerce and institutions, as well as grassroots efforts and individual expression, and that embeds in subsequent generations a collective ethical code based on individual speech, shared and heard voice and reformed institutional leadership that moves toward end of atrocities.
What do you think our world would look like without genocide or crimes against humanity? Become part of the Movement: Imagine the End of Atrocity. We are currently planning the second stage of this project. We invite all of you to join in our efforts and share your vision and comments.
As always, thank you for your support. Together, we are growing closer to achieving a world without atrocity.
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