Archive for the ‘Commemoration’ Category

Univ of Minnesota, April 16-17 (MN)

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

VOR’s director gives opening address at the University of Minnesota’s Genocide and its Aftermaths: Lessons from Rwanda conference hosted by the Institute for Global Studies, The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the
Human Rights Program.

(April 17, 2014)
Press Release here

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Yale 20th Commemoration, April (CT)

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Many thanks to David Simon at Yale’s Genocide Studies Program for including VOR in the Yale University Symposium on the 20th Anniversary of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. VOR testimonies were screened as part of the “The Genocide’s Legacies in Rwanda” panel. @Yale
(March 31, 2014)

20th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda

20th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda

An excerpt from the panel can be found here.

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VOR in Salt Lake City, April 21 (UT)

Thursday, April 18th, 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)

Zachary Kaufman, Taylor Krauss, Consolee Nishimwe, Mathilde Mukantabana, and Jacqueline Murekatete at the 19th Commemoration for the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Salt Lake City, Utah

Zachary Kaufman, Taylor Krauss, Consolee Nishimwe, Mathilde Mukantabana, and Jacqueline Murekatete at the 19th Commemoration for the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Salt Lake City, Utah

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VOR at Oberlin College, April 9 (OH)

Tuesday, April 9th, 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)

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19th Commemoration, April 7 (DC)

Sunday, April 7th, 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)

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