Twenty years ago this month, a genocidal regime initiated a 100-day killing campaign against the Tutsi people that left nearly one million people dead and countless others permanently injured, orphaned, and deeply traumatized.
Now, through Kwibuka20, Rwandans are asking the international community to join together in reflecting on the lives that were lost and on the process of forgiveness and reconstruction since the tragedy.
On 7 April, 2014 UPEACE students invite to join for a day of discussion and reflection as we explore Rwanda’s history and path toward reconciliation.
Let’s learn, share, and understand together – about the causes and circumstances, and about healing. Let us learn how to work to prevent it. Students and guests from Costa Rica and around the world will be in attendance. Come to listen and to discuss. Come to know and understand. Learn from special guest speaker Mucyo Mulinzi, a Rwandan and survivor of the genocide.
The event will take place on the University for Peace’s El Rodeo campus and is open to the public. Activities will include a candle ceremony, film screening, peace walk and bonfire. The full schedule is available on the official event page https://www.facebook.com/events/665015380227995/?fref=ts
Please RSVP via the event page.
For more information on the commemoration events in Rwanda and internationally, please visit the Kwibuka20 official site at http://www.kwibuka.rw.