This week, more citizens in the United States are holding events in recognition of Genocide Prevention Month. With commemorations for six genocides occurring in April, the organizers wanted to affiliate events to create sustained attention to past atrocities throughout the month, while also inspiring people to take action to create a world where such atrocities can no longer happen.
Here are a couple of events coming up this week:
- The Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C. is hosting a screening of The Notebooks of Memory, a documentary about the Rwandan gacaca court, a community-based judicial process being used to try those accused of involvement in the 1994 genocide. The event will take place Tuesday from 12:00-2:00 pm.
- On Thursday Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide and author of the book Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, will be in New Jersey, speaking first at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown at 9:30 am and then at Drew University (PDF) in Madison at 7:00pm.
For additional 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 highlight your work in this space.