21st Commemoration of the Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsi
Saturday May 2
Brownsburg High School
1000 South Odell Street.
Brownsburg, Indiana 46112
Featuring presentations and a testimonial by Rwanda Genocide survivor Kizito D. Kalima and Holocaust survivor Eva Kor.
Kizito D. Kalima is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide against Tutsis. His family was separated, and many in the family, including his parents and his sister died. He suffered physical and psychological torture during his three months in hiding in swamps and miraculously survived. He is a committed speaker on the genocide prevention through forgiveness and reconciliation. He is a strong defender of peace, a dedicated advocate for the victims of any atrocities. He now lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Eva Mozes Kor is a survivor of the Holocaust, forgiveness advocate, and public speaker. Powered by a never-give-up attitude, Eva has emerged from a trauma-filled childhood as a brilliant example of the human spirit’s power to overcome. She is a community leader, champion of human rights, and tireless educator. She now lives in Terre Haute, Indiana.
“Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness” is a 2012 American documentary film about restorative justice and forgiveness. In the stillness after conflict, after the blood dries and the screams fade, the memory of violence transforms survivors into prisoners of their own pain. How do whole societies recover from devastating conflict? Can survivors live—converse, smile, and even laugh—beside someone who blinded them, killed their parents, or murdered their children? Can victims and perpetrators work together to rebuild their lives? Presented by Center for Interfaith Cooperation
For more information, please contact:
Kizito D. Kalima. (317)-363-8065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Lee. (317)-418-1982 or CLee@brownsburg.k12.in.us
Dawn Crone. (317)-852-2258 or DCrone@brownsburg.k12.in.us
Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation www.choosetoforgive.org
Brownsburg High School www.brownsburg.k12.in.us
Candles Museum www.candlesholocaustmuseum.org
Center for Interfaith Cooperation www.centerforinterfaithcooperation.org
Tags: film, holocaust, reconciliation, Rwanda