Lisa J. Shannon born Portland, OR February 5, 1975. Human rights activist and author. Founded Run for Congo Women, 2005; co-founded Sister Somalia rape crisis center, 2011.
“There is no greater threat to human security than our well-trained capacity to simply flip off our empathy switch. But if we can flip our empathy switch back on, and keep it on, we find a new power to speak up, step up, and do what we can to stop the violence. Not because we should, but because it’s happening to our friends.” (lisajshannon.com; photo Wikipedia)