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April 4, 2019

Conference: A Chronicle of Hope-Revisiting the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Venue : National Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta GA 30313

Time : 7:00 p.m.

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25 Years Later - Revisiting the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Survivors to Speak at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Twenty-five years ago, during 100 days starting in April 1994, the hills of the tiny African country of Rwanda ran red with blood. The well-organized genocide of the Tutsi by Hutu extremists left more than 1 million Tutsi dead. Fear and propaganda incited ordinary people to murder their neighbours, workmates, and fellow churchgoers. Most victims were butchered or maimed by machetes, clubs and other weapons of war, including savage rape.

The killers carried lists of those marked for death. Tharcisse Seminega, a Tutsi professor at the University of Rwanda in Butare, and his family narrowly escaped the machetes. Charles Rutaganira, who lived in the capital Kigali, did not. Attackers slashed him in the neck and left him for dead in a heap of corpses. He survived.

On April 4, 2019, at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, these survivors will reflect on the genocide and speak about the urgent message it conveys for citizens of the world today.

 The program at the Center begins at 7:00 p.m. It is free to the public, but pre-registration is required (using the Registration Form below). Courtesy of the program sponsor, the Arnold-Liebster Foundation, attendees will receive gift copies of Dr. Seminega’s newly published memoir No Greater Love: How my Family Survived the Genocide in Rwanda.

April 13, 14

Conference: Religion in Harm and Healing. Eastern International Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, 2019.

Venue: McGill University, Montreal, Québec

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