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Remembering the Rwanda Genocide Against the Tutsi

Kigali Memorial Center. Photographs by Erik Ponder.


Exhibit: Remembering the Rwanda Genocide Against the Tutsi 25 Years Later

Date: through April 30th
Location: MSU Libraries – 2 West

Description: As part of MSU's Year of Global Africa Celebration, this exhibit commemorates the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi and seeks to increase awareness and understanding of the root causes and the effects of the genocide.

Together We Remember

Date: 04/05/19
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: MSU Libraries – First Floor West Wing

Description: The MSU Libraries will be hosting a reading of names of victims of genocide on Friday April 5th from 11am-1pm. We would like to invite anyone to participate as readers of names from the too many genocides which have and continue to occur.

Remembering the Rwanda Genocide Against the Tutsi 25 Years Later:
A 360-Degree Immersive Visualization Exhibit

Date: 04/09/19 – 4/30/19
Time: Open House, April 9, 6pm
Location: MSU Libraries – Digital Scholarship Lab (2 West)

Description: The exhibit commemorates the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi. The Exhibit explores the history of the genocide through the use of a virtual tour of several prominent genocide memorial cites in Rwanda using 360-degree video technology which includes testimonial interviews with survivors of the genocide.

Rwandan Genocide Testimonies in the USC Shoah Visual History Archive:
A Workshop

Date: 04/17/19
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Main Library, Beaumont West Instruction Room

Please join us on Wednesday April 17th from 11am to 1pm to explore testimonies from the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda using the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive database. Learn how to search for and access the nearly 90 video interviews with Tutsi Survivors, Rescuers, and other groups. Issues related to the origin and translation of these testimonies will be discussed. With librarians Erik Ponder and Deborah Margolis. Lunch is provided; RSVP required by Friday April 12. Please bring your own earbuds/headphones.

Generously supported by the Brill Endowment

International Symposium on Genocide:
Confronting the Past and Understanding the Present

Date: 04/19/2019
Time: 8:00am-8:00pm
Location: MSU Union, Ballroom

The goal of the symposium is to bring in international scholars on genocide to discuss and share their knowledge on the causes and consequences of genocides, and on social transformations after genocides. We are inviting interdisciplinary scholars on genocide who will highlight the social, historical, and political contexts and detailed social processes of genocide. To illustrate, we will invite scholars that have conducted research and examined:1) the Genocide against the Tutsi, 2) the Holocaust, and 3) the Armenian Genocide. We will also invite scholars to address the consequences of genocide, including sexual assault/rape, trauma issues, and mental health. Scholars will also touch upon issues of genocide remembrance, denial and revisionism, transitional justice for the victims, reconciliation, forgiveness, and social cohesion within society post-genocide.

The 25th Commemoration of Genocide against the Tutsi – Kwibuka 25

Date: 04/20/19
1:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Kellogg Center, Big Ten A Room

We are organizing the 25th commemoration of Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda here at Michigan State University (MSU). Every year, Rwandans around the world remember their loved ones who perished in the Genocide against Tutsi in 1994 in which over one million mostly Tutsi people were slaughtered in 100 days. We celebrate their lives, honor them, and cherish memories and times we spent together, their kindness, laughter, valuable lessons, and values they taught us.