Thanks to the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) for including VOR in their 10th Biennial Conference “The Aftermath of Genocide: Victims and Perpetrators, Representations and Interpretations,” which will be held in Siena.
(June 19-22, 2013)
Many thanks to Eric Nkurunziza for his commitment to survivors and for bringing together so many community members for a commemoration this year in Salt Lake City. We are pleased to welcome Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwanda’s new envoy to the United States. Mukantabana is also the President of Friends of Rwanda Association (FORA), a non-profit American relief association for orphaned children in Rwanda. Other speakers will include Consolee Nishimwe and Jacqueline Murekatete, and Zachary Kaufman. Please join us at 10-2 at the IJ & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center, Salt Lake City, UT. Click here for directions. (April 21, 2013)
Thanks to Rabbi Shimon Brand, Samia Mansour, and Malachi Kanfer at Oberlin College Hillel for including VOR as part of Yom HaShoah week on campus. A special shout-out to Elana Meyers, VOR’s former intern and current Oberlin student, for her past work and continued engagement with Rwanda.
(April 9, 2013)
It was an honor for VOR to be included in the 19th National Commemoration hosted by the Rwandan Embassy. VOR’s director Taylor Krauss shared his thoughts on the power of testimonies in Rwanda today. Other speakers included Ambassador Eng. James Kimonyo along with testimonies from Tabitha Mugenzi and Kalima Kizito.
(April 7, 2013)
Many thanks to Sue Grand, Deborah Liner, and Jill Salberg for planning such a thoughtful, personal, and moving conference. “The Wounds of History” hosted by NYU’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis provided a special opportunity to share VOR testimonies with a community of practitioners who care deeply about issues of trans-generational transmission of trauma.
Co-Panelists: Eric V. Hachikian screened excerpts from his film Voyage to Amasia; VOR’s director Taylor Krauss screened testimonies from the archive; and Socheata Poeuv screened testimonies from Khmer Legacies. (March 1-3, 2013)
Why Antoinette SpeaksClick here to witness more testimonies
Thanks to Constitutional Hill, Cape Town Holocaust Centre, Columbia University, Concordia University, Bates College, UNISA, JAFFA, Habonim, Albuquerque Academy, Friends Academy, Hillel International, Project One, Audiobraille, The AJC, and George Washington University for hosting Voices of Rwanda.
To inquire about bringing Voices of Rwanda to your school, email us.
Thank you to Bartle Bogle Hegarty for hosting our first photograph exhibit.
We were thrilled to be part of Limmud South Africa in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban, and thank Limmud for including us.