Heather Schommer (MPP '10) has received the World Without Genocide's 2011 "Outstanding Citizen Award," presented to her by Dr. Charlie Clements, executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University. Heather received the award at the Water, War, and Conflict conference at William Mitchell College of Law on January 28. Heather graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2009 with a B.A. in political science, where she was a founding member of World Without Genocide. The organization is now headquartered at William Mitchell College of Law and promotes education and action to protect innocent people, prevent genocide, prosecute perpetrators, and remember those whose lives and cultures have been destroyed by genocide. Visit www.worldwithoutgenocide.org for more information.
reprinted from Humphrey Herald http://www.hhh.umn.edu/news_events/Herald/02.07.12.html