Carl Wilkens: “Lessons From the Rwandan Genocide”

Top Pick March 29, 2018 Salem Free 0
(Photo: Robert_Ford/iStock)
(Photo: Robert_Ford/iStock)

Join The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies as we present an evening with Carl Wilkens, the only American to stay in Rwanda during the country’s horrific genocide. He will talk about his experiences during his time in Rwanda and reflect on how communities can heal and come together in the aftermath of mass atrocities.

As a humanitarian aid worker, Carl Wilkens moved his young family to Rwanda in the spring of 1990. When the genocide started in April 1994, Carl refused to leave, even when urged to do so by close friends, his church and the United States government. Thousands of expatriates left the country in a rush and the United Nations pulled out most of its troops. Carl was the only American to remain in the country. His courageous actions saved the lives of hundreds.

Carl Wilkens is the founder and director of World Outside My Shoes, an educational nonprofit that seeks to encourage audiences to build bridges across ethnic, religious, and racial divides.

This event is free and open to the public.

+ More... - Less...
Fact Sheet
When
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where
Salem State University
1 Loring Ave/ Viking Hall 123
Salem, MA 01970
Price
Free

CJP provides the above links concerning third-party events for your convenience only. CJP has no control over the content of the linked-to websites or events they describe, and accepts no responsibility for the websites, including any advertising or products or services on or available from such sites, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your attending, or registering to attend, the described events. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to below, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and event attendance. CJP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in the linked-to materials or at the described events, and all commentary, articles and other content provided at the third-party websites or at the events, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the persons or entities operating the linked-to websites and events. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply that CJP endorses the described event, or the linked-to website or its operator.

More From...

More In...

More At...