Dean's Lecture Series: Commemorating the Rwandan Genocide

Tuesday, April 08, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fromm Hall 125 - Maraschi Room
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Events and Lectures
Alcivar, Jennifer L
International Studies

Commemorating the Rwandan Genocide with Consolee Nishimwe

In partnership with the B.A. in International Studies (BAIS) program, the College of Arts & Sciences invites you to join survivor Consolee Nishimwe for a powerful talk about her experience during the 1994 Rwandan genocide against Tutsis. Following the lecture, Consolee will be signing copies of her 2012 memoir, Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Pain, Resilience and Hope.

Consolee Nishimwe, a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide against Tutsis, suffered physical torture during her three months in hiding and miraculously survived with her mother and younger sister. She is a committed speaker on the genocide, a defender of women’s rights, and an advocate for other genocide survivors. In recognition of her courage and accomplishments, Consolee was awarded the 2013 ASALH Living Legacy Award and NSANGA service award (Association for Rwandan Women). She now lives in New York.

For more information, please contact International Studies at x6562.


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