Palo Alto University to Commemorate 20-Year Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide
Twenty years after the devastating and horrific genocide in Rwanda, Palo Alto University (PAU) is joining together with The Rwandan Community of California (TRCC) and Stanford University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences to commemorate and remember.
The event, Kwibuka20, will take place in Palo Alto, California between May 15 and May 17, 2014. PAU continues to help rebuild and raise awareness around this tragic event.
Please Join Us:
Kwibuka20 is open to everyone and there is no charge to attend any or all events:
Thursday, May 15
Event: Sweet Dreams Film Screening and Reconciliation Roundtable Talk
Place: Stanford University, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm PST
Friday, May 16
Event: Workshop – Transforming Historical Harms; Speech by Rescuer Carl Wilkens
Place: Palo Alto University, 1791 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PST
Saturday, May 17
Event: Commemoration with Speeches by: Rwandan Ambassador to US and Genocide Survivors
Place: Stanford University, Cemex Auditorium, 641 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm PST
What are we commemorating?
2014 marks the 20th year since the horrific events of the Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda. Kiwibuka20 will commemorate the Genocide and remember the loved ones lost. It is also an opportunity to reaffirm support for the development and recovery of Rwanda.
PAU’s Provost, Dr. William Froming, along with Dr. Karen Froming have spent the last 10 years visiting Rwanda to provide teaching, workshops and counselling to the genocide survivors. Dr. Froming remarked:
“20 years since the horrific genocide in Rwanda, this is an important time not only for Rwandans but all people to stop and remember those lost and reflect on one of the darkest chapters in world history. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate the great strides Rwanda has made over the last two decades and to look forward to a bright future, built on solid foundations. Palo Alto University is both humbled and proud to be an integral part of this significant event.”
Above photo: A recent trip Dr. Froming has taken to a classroom in Rwanda.
For more information, please visit: http://www.paloaltou.edu/ or contact:
Executive Assistant to the Provost