PALO ALTO, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 20 years after the devastating and horrific genocide in Rwanda, Palo Alto University 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 15th and May 17th 2014. Palo Alto University continues to help rebuild and raise awareness around this tragic event.
Please join us
Kwibuka20 is open to you and your friends and there is no charge to attend any or all events:
Thursday, May 15th
Event: Sweet Dreams film and Reconciliation roundtable talk
Place: Stanford University, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305
Friday, May 16th
Event: Workshop – Transforming Historical Harms; Speech by Rescuer Carl Wilkens
Place: Palo Alto University, 1791 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Saturday, May 17th
Event: Commemoration with speeches by Rwandan Ambassador to US and genocide survivors
Place: Stanford University, Cemex Auditorium, 641 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Please visit http://trcc-kwibuka20.com/registration/ to register today.
What are we commemorating?
2014 marks the twentieth year since the horrific events of the Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda. Kiwibuka20 will commemorate the Genocide against the Tutsis of Rwanda and remember the loved ones lost. It is also an opportunity to reaffirm support for the development and recovery of Rwanda.
Palo Alto University'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."
SOURCE Palo Alto University