The Universality of Genocide
A Remembrance and Reflection on the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide
Juliet's responses to the question we regularly pose to our speakers representing a cause: What can we do?
What can we do? Be engaged in the comumunity in which you live and care about other comunities - they may seem far away, but we are all interconnected: What diminshes humanity elsewhere also diminishes us. There are also Jersey based charities doing great work in Rwanda.
What can we read? Shake Hands with the Devil by Roméo Dallaire.
April 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the start of genocide in Rwanda. This CHOW event is one of hundreds of events of national commemoration taking place in Rwanda and around the world brought together under the banner of Kwibuka 20 http://www.kwibuka.rw/ a movement of "a million voices" speaking to the world about Rwanda’s story of reconciliation and nation building.
To mark the event here, Juliet Karugahe, a Rwandan living in Jersey will be giving a CHOW talk focussing on the theme of the universality of Genocide and on the philosophy of Ubuntu (human-ness) which roughly means "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity".
Juliet's talk will also cover an introduction to her home nation of Rwanda, an overview of the genocide, the failure of the international community to respond and a time for questions and response.