100 YEARS OF HONORING WOMEN: MELISSA FITZGERALD (enoughproject.org)
March 8 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. To commemorate the achievements and ongoing challenges women face in some of the world’s most devastating conflicts, Enough is publishing profiles each day this week of women doing exceptional work to end atrocities and support survivors in Congo, Sudan, and LRA-affected territory.
Melissa Fitzgerald has held roles for the theater, film, and television. In this profile, Fitzgerald explains how her passion for acting and for community service came together when she first visited northern Uganda, sparking a lasting commitment to raise the profile of the devastating effects of the Lord’s Resistance Army on communities across central Africa. Most recently Fitzgerald produced and served as co-artistic director for “Staging Hope: Acts of Peace in Northern Uganda,” a film about the collaboration between a group of U.S. actors and Ugandan teenagers in creating a theater program.