Genocide Awareness Lecture: Memory, Culture, and Emotional Expression in Post-Genocide Rwanda
Our featured speaker for the 2023 Genocide Awareness Lecture is Omar Ndizeye, who is a survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and who went on to do important peacebuilding work in the aftermath. Using personal stories, images, and insights into the memorization process in post-genocide Rwanda, his lecture will focus on memory practices, culture, and emotional expression. This talk will explore the role of survivors, the government of Rwanda, and international memory actors in the process of memorializing the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda--and it will demonstrate why understanding cultural memory as a tool for effective memory transmission and emotional expression matters for atrocity prevention as well as for the reparation of societal trust, empathy, and memorialization processes at large.
The in-person lecture will be followed by a book signing and reception on campus beginning at 6:30pm. These events are presented by the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in partnership with the Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College.
This lecture will be offered in-person and will also be accessible as a Zoom webinar. Registration for each option is available at:https://giving.keene.edu/2023-genocide-awareness-lecture/
This event is part of the Cohen Center calendar.
To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event.