Memorial Committee



The Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Committee is dedicated to honoring the memory of Dr. Alison Des Forges, an inspirational and tireless crusader for human rights around the world. Through a variety of fund-raising and awareness campaigns, the committee seeks to continue Alison’s quest to educate people about the injustices in the world and about the part we all must play as members of an increasingly interdependent global community.

Committee Members:

Committee Chair:  Helene H. Kramer      

Vice Chair:  Claude Welch      

Secretary:  Kathy Curtis


Treasurer:  Lucinda Finley      

Committee Members:

Roger Des Forges      

Jim Bono

Ellen Dussourd

Shaun Irlam

Heather Kobrin

Susan Lee      

Laura Mangan

Irving Massey

Rachel Massey

Malcolm Matthews      

Carole Smith Petro      

Aimable Twagilimana      

Jack Walsh      

Honorary Members:

Dr. John Coetzee

Ani DiFranco

Dean Makau Mutua

Dr. Muriel Howard

Kenneth Roth

Committee members may be contacted at email@alisondesforges.org