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Embrace peace. Love it. Share it.

by activista on December 10, 2009   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I started writing an essay in the ninth grade on genocide and the international community, and wanted it to be as in-depth as possible (much to chagrin of teachers). While researching I stumbled across the STAND organization, completely made of students who cared about ending genocide, and my life hasn't been the same since. I've become a big advocate for peace and human rights and now sit on the organization's leadership team. Life is good.


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