Thank You

Our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have enriched this project with their generous help and guidance.

  • President Ruben Armiñana, Ph.D., Sonoma State University
  • Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust
  • Judy Aquiline
  • Mr. Chantol Au
  • Vicki Bailey
  • Clay Burton
  • Pichmony Julie Cheykim
  • Christyne Davidian, Founder, Armenians of the North Bay and Vice President, Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust
  • Chris Dec Graphic Design Sebastopol, CA
  • Center for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide
  • Deer Park Editorial Services Sebastopol, CA
  • Dovetail Construction Santa Rosa, CA
  • Fischer Tile, Sebastopol, CA
  • Brenda Flyswithhawks, Ph.D.
  • Fifth Resource, Inc., Cotati, CA
  • Jim Ford
  • Barbara Butler
  • Friedman's Home Improvement Santa Rosa, CA
    • Barry Friedman
    • Sue Sarno
  • Friends of Rwanda Assoc. Elk Grove, CA
  • Mathilde Mukantabana, M.A., M.S.W., Professor of History, Cosumnes River College
  • Myrna Goodman, Ph.D., Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
  • HIS Glass, Asheville, NC
  • Mark Bolick
  • Bob Klose
  • Laser Impressions, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
    Brent Cadagan
  • Lillian Judd
  • Sophia LaRosa
  • Elaine Leeder, Ph.D., Dean of Social Sciences
  • William and Fern Lowenberg
  • Roxanne Makasdjian, Bay Area Armenian National Committee
  • Barbara Lesch McCaffry, Ph.D., President, Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust
  • Kate McClintock
  • Medirdos Concrete Pumping Santa Rosa, CA
  • Linnea Mullins
  • Philbert Muzima
  • North Bay Monument, Rohnert Park, CA
    • Gary Galeazzi
  • Jann Nunn, Sculptor, Associate Professor of Sculpture
  • Kevin Osborn
  • Park Ave Turf, Inc., Sebastopol, CA
    • Mike Strunk
  • Bucky Peterson
  • PJC & Associates, Cotati, CA
    • Jonathan Morris
  • Redwood Glass, Petaluma, CA
    Don Ransom
  • John Roth, Ph.D., Edward J. Sexton Professor, Emeritus of Philosophy, Founding Director, The Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, Claremont-McKenna College
  • David Salm
  • Jerry Fowler
  • Save Darfur Coalition, Washington, D.C.
  • Shamrock Materials, Petaluma, CA
    • Don Figone
  • Sign-A-Rama, Santa Rosa, CA
    • Aaron Friedman
    • Ed & Joan Germeshausen
  • SSU Alumni Association
    • Cynthia Stringer, President
  • SSU Anthropological Study Center
  • SSU Art Department
    • John-Scott Forester
  • SSU Environmental Health & Safety
    • Craig Dawson
    • Thomas Sargent
  • SSU Office of Resource & Sponsored Projects
    • Carol Hall
  • SSU School of Social Sciences
    • Erica Wilcher
    • Holly Sautner
    • Katie McCormick
  • SSU University Affairs
    • Dan Condron
    • Jean Wasp
  • SSU Facilities Management
    • Christopher Dinno, Senior Director
    • Henry Amaral
    • John Champie
    • Anastacio Diaz
    • Herb Dickerson
    • Chuck Elliott
    • Jeff Falconer
    • Alonso Gonzalez-Yanez
    • Tony Machado
    • Ira McKern
    • Steve Mallory
    • Kevin Otten
    • Janet Pearsall
    • Al Snyder
    • Larry Stone
    • Ron Titus
    • Mike Twyford
    • Sam Youney
  • Thomas Family Foundation, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Truax Design Group, Sebastopol, CA
    • Robert Truax
  • Jerry Uhlig
  • Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, NE
    • Dave Wickersham, Chief Engineer
    • Mark Mahoney
    • Jim Connor
  • Vaider Powder Coating, Rohnert Park, CA
  • Van Bebber Brothers, Inc., Petaluma, CA
    • Royce Van Bebber
  • Warren

Students and Alumni

Jann Nunn expresses her deepest gratitude to all of the Sonoma State University sculpture students and alumni who contributed countless hours to the fabrication and installation of the sculpture. The memorial could not have been completed in time for this dedication ceremony without the generous assistance and skill of these talented and dedicated individuals.

  • Linus Lancaster
  • Catherine Daley
  • Matt Mullins
  • Logan Stocksdale
  • Tamara De Paulo
  • Rodney De Bois
  • Leslie K. Lowell
  • Alissa Polan
  • Diana Meehan
  • Greg Looney
  • Nicholas Harris
  • Megan Hillard
  • Brook Johnson

Special Thanks

And a very special thanks to SSU sculpture technician John-Scott Forester. His indefatigable energy, extraordinary knowledge and skills, and his commitment helped make this memorial a reality.

It is our hope that we have acknowledged everyone who has brought this project forward from conception to reality.

The crime of genocide stems from prejudice, ignorance, extremism, hate, intolerance, and complacency. Genocide thrives when good people ignore an injustice committed against another. The men and women listed below had the determination and grace to stand up and speak out when they witnessed oppression in their worlds.

They are an ongoing inspiration to all of us to have the courage to do the same.

  • Amnesty International
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Judy Bari
  • César Chávez
  • His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
  • Romeo Dallaire
  • Clarence Darrow
  • Morris Dees
  • Hrant Dink
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Knud Dyby
  • Albert Einstein
  • Medgar Evers
  • Jerry Fowler
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Carpaphore Gatera
  • Ira Glasser
  • Vaclav Havel
  • Jewish World Watch
  • Fidèle Kanyabugoyi
  • John Lewis
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Dith Pran
  • Paul Robeson
  • Michael Robinson
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Anna Rosmus
  • Ignace Ruhatana
  • Save Darfur Coalition
  • Pete Seeger
  • Irene Sendler Edward Sparling, Jr.
  • Luong Ung
  • Roy Wilkins
  • Thich Quang Duc

  • and countless other individuals
    who have dedicated themselves to social justice.