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HEALING WOUNDS: Kwibuka 20th Commemoration of the Genocide Against Tutsi in Rwanda

Wed, 9 Apr, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rwanda Genocide 20 Years

Over the course of a 100-day period beginning on April 7th, 1994, approximately 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered in Rwanda during the Rwandan Genocide.

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, and we invite you to join us in commemorating the lives lost during this era in a performance entitled, "Vanessa's Closet” along with an evening of music, testimony and healing reflection. 

Vanessa's Closet tells a story of an adolescent Tutsi college student who is rendered helpless, as she observes the massacre of family and friends in Africa. This brief drama encapsulates the affliction and torment experienced by a direct Rwandan descendant in the face of national genocide. 

Vanessa's Closet is written and directed by Union Theological Seminary student Kije Mugisha Rwamasirabo who drew from her personal experience and perspective throughout the story, along with others’ personal stories. 

This event is organized by Union Theological Seminary students and friends.

We hope you will join us as we reflect on this tragedy, 20 years later, and explore what it really means to heal through word, song, and testimony.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 5:15 p.m.
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
James Memorial Chapel
3041 Broadway at 121st Street


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New York, NY 10027
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