For 100 days in 1994, a previous government of Rwanda orchestrated and carried out a genocide against the Tutsi during which approximately one million people were murdered. The U.S. and the international community failed to intervene to stop the bloodshed. Twenty-five years later, we gather together with Rwanda to say “never again,” to remember the lives lost, and to honor Rwanda’s process of recovery.
We will meet at the BACK PATIO of the Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA. Then, we will have a “Walk to Remember” around the Amherst Town Common, led by local Rwandan students. We will return to the Jones Library Woodbury Room for a period of reflection, followed by a screening of three intimate, 5-minute documentaries of reconciliation produced by Rwandan youth.