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Tue, Apr 09

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Virtual Event

30th Commemoration of Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi

Join us in a poignant journey of "Unity, Reflection, and Action" as we come together from corners of the globe to honor the memory of the Rwandan Genocide. This solemn occasion is not just a moment of remembrance, but a clarion call for solidarity, peace, and a shared commitment to a future where hu

30th Commemoration of Rwandan Genocide  against the Tutsi
30th Commemoration of Rwandan Genocide  against the Tutsi

Time & Location

Apr 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

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About the Event

“Unity, Reflection, and Action: A Global Commemoration for Peace and Solidarity”

Event Objectives:

1. Honor and Remember: Commemorate the victims of the Rwandan Genocide through respectful memorials and reflections on the past.

2. Educate and Enlighten: Share knowledge and insights on genocide prevention, reconciliation, and the importance of historical memory through academic contributions.

3. Engage and Mobilize: Foster dialogue among civil society, academia, and governmental bodies to promote peace, justice, and sustainable development.

4. Collaborate and Commit: Encourage commitments to peace-building initiatives and partnerships across sectors.

Key Components:

Memorial Segments

• Global Vigils: Coordinate candlelight vigils and memorial services across various cities, featuring readings, music, and cultural performances that pay homage to the victims.

• Digital Memorial Wall: Launch an online platform for individuals worldwide to post tributes, stories, and messages of hope and peace.

Academic and Educational Forums

• Scholarly Panels: Host panels with experts discussing topics like the psychology of genocide, the importance of historical education, conflict resolution, and peace studies.

• Research Presentations: Invite academics to present recent research related to genocide studies, reconciliation processes, and the role of education in preventing conflict.

• Workshops: Conduct educational workshops on topics such as cultural sensitivity, peace education, and the role of media in shaping historical narratives.

Government and Civil Society Engagement

• Policy Roundtables: Facilitate discussions among policymakers, diplomats, and NGO leaders on creating effective genocide prevention strategies and strengthening international cooperation for peace and security.

• Community Dialogues: Organize community forums that encourage grassroots participation, sharing personal stories of resilience and reconciliation.

• Youth Engagement: Engage young people through essay contests, debates, and educational programs to foster a new generation committed to peace and justice.

Collaborative Initiatives

• Peace Pledges: Encourage organizations, governments, and individuals to sign pledges committing to specific actions that promote peace, tolerance, and understanding.

• Partnership Announcements: Use the event as a platform to announce new initiatives, partnerships, or funding opportunities aimed at peace-building and education projects in affected communities.

Cultural and Artistic Expressions

• Art Exhibitions: Showcase artworks from Rwandan artists and diaspora members that reflect on the genocide and themes of hope, resilience, and renewal.

• Film Screenings: Curate a selection of documentaries and films related to the Rwandan Genocide, followed by discussions with filmmakers, survivors, or experts.

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