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Rwandan Genocide: Lessons learned and forgotten after 25 years

  • 22 May 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Damazo Amphitheater Centennial Complex, Loma Linda University

World Affairs Council Inland Southern California and Loma Linda University
invite educators
to meet and learn from the experiences of people who lived through
one of the greatest human tragedies of the 20th c. 

Rwandan Genocide:
Lessons Learned and Forgotten after 25 Years

Emmanuel Habimana

Featuring Filmaker Emmanuel Habimana, Child Survivor Rwanda Genocide 

6:30 PM

Loma Linda University Health
Centennial Complex, 
Damazo Amphitheater 
24760 Stewart St., Loma Linda, CA

Free Admission and Parking in Lot X

Emmanuel Habimana Keynotes
Rwanda Genocide Program

Through years of struggle after being orphaned at 9-years-old by the genocide in Rwanda 25 years ago, Emmanuel Habimana found solace by pursuing his education and helping othersGeneral Romeo Dallaire, the Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda in 1994 supported his efforts with a scholarship to study in the US. Emmanuel earned a degree at the LA Film School. 
His testimony of surviving genocide in Rwanda is told through his film the National Geographic funded and award-winning documentary Komora: To Heal. General Dallaire appears in and supports this film's exposition of the genocide. 

Today, Mr. Habimana is an independent filmmaker and activist who has dedicated his life to speaking about human rights and the consequences of mass atrocities.  Through his work, Mr. Habimana educates communities about the horrors of genocide and how orphans and other survivors have coped with the consequences. Emmanuel is currently working on a film project that examines the concept of forgiveness in the aftermath of mass violence in different countries around the world.

Mr. Habimana's talk is followed by two honored panelists
who were also in Rwanda at the time.

Carl Wilkens, MBA
Head of ADRA in Rwanda in 1994 and the only American to remain in the country during the genocide.

Aimable Ngendahimana, PhD
A child in Rwanda during the genocide against the Tutsi, now a professor at the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy.

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