Voices Against Indifference Initiative

The Wole Soyinka Project: Truth, Memory & Reconciliation

September 2002 – February 2003

While each humanitarian visiting Charlotte speaks to the overall Echo themes of tolerance, justice and individual initiative, our speakers also highlight particular issues most relevant to their experience.  For more information on issues presented by Wole Soyinka, or to find opportunities to get involved, please visit the following.


Committee to Protect Journalists

An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to defending press freedom nationwide.



The Carter Center

The center, in partnership with Emory University, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering.



United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United Nation agency working to create the conditions for genuine dialogue based upon respect for shared values and the dignity of each civilization and culture. Wole Soyinka currently serves as Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO.