Symposium–Genocide in Rwanda: Media, Memory and Denial

The Afro-Romance Institute, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, The Office of the Vice-Provost of International Programs, The Canadian Consulate in Chicago, The Embassy of Rwanda in Washington D.C., Step Up! American Association for Rwandan Women, and many entities and Departments campus wide are sponsoring a three-day symposium entitled: Genocide in Rwanda: Media, Memory and Denial.  The Symposium will commence April 26, 2012  with a screening of the film “Brussels-Kigali” at 7pm in Mumford Auditorium.  On April 27, 2012 symposium sessions will take place from 9am until 5pm at the Mizzou Student Center Room 2206 A, B and C.  Later the same day, Carl Wilkens will be delivering a keynote speech entitled “Why I chose to Stay in Rwanda” at 7pm in Ellis Auditorium.  The final day of the symposium will feature two keynote speeches by Senator Romeo Dallaire.  The first speech, “Are all Humans Human?” will take place at 3pm in Bush Auditorium, Cornell Hall.  The symposium will conclude with the Step Up Fundraiser Banquet beginning at 6pm at Hampton Inn & Suites (College & stadium) where Senator Dallaire will deliver his second speech,  “The Causalities of Humanitarian Intervention.”

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