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Genocide Prevention Events This Week

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Genocide Prevention Events This Week

Posted by Emily Roberts on April 6, 2009

Genocide Prevention Events This Week

Genocide Prevention Month continues this week with many events around the United States and the world. By commemorating and focusing renewed attention on past atrocities, organizers of this month hope to inspire people to take action to help create a world in which such atrocities can no longer occur.

Here are a few events coming up this week:

  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel will be speaking at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, on Monday, April 6 at 8:00pm in the Simon Forum. A survivor of the Holocaust, Wiesel has devoted himself with the situation of the Jews and other groups who have suffered persecution and death because of their religion, race, or national origin.
  • Tuesday, April 7 marks the 15th anniversary of the beginning of the Rwandan genocide, in which eight hundred thousand Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in one hundred days. Commemorations will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, the Craig Scott Gallery in Toronto, the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, and at the Rayburn House Office Building Room B 339 in Washington DC from 3:00-6:00pm.
  • On Thursday, April 9 the Armenian Club at Columbia University will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “The Armenian Genocide and It’s Relevance Today” featuring Dr. David Hamburg, author of Preventing Genocide: Practical Steps Toward Early Detection and Effective Action

For more information on these events and more, visit the Genocide Prevention Month Events page. Remember to keep us informed of other events you have planned and send us any press you get. Email [email protected] with your updates and news so we can continue to feature and highlight your work in this space.