The International Studies Program and the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies
"Rwanda During the Genocide: A First-Person Account"
with Carl Wilkens, former director, Adventist Relief Agency and current director, World Outside My Shoes (educational non-profit)
Friday, October 9, 2009
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Social Science Tower, Room 777
As a humanitarian aid worker with the Adventist Church, Carl Wilkens moved with his family to Rwanda in the spring of 1990. When the genocide was launched in April 1994, Wilkens stayed in the country. While thousands of expatriates evacuated and the United Nations pulled out most of its troops, Wilkens continued to bring food, water, and medicine to groups of orphans trapped around the city. Wilkens will detail his work and decision to stay in Rwanda, his witnessing of constructions of "the other," and the current situation in Rwanda. He currently heads an educational non-profit with his wife, Teresa, to discuss how to apply the lessons learned from Rwanda to halt the current genocide in Darfur.
For further questions, please contact Mike Roesler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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