Tag Archive: rwandan genocide

William Penn University reflects on the Rwandan genocide

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Each year, for one week starting on April 7th, the country of Rwanda shuts down to honor the lives lost during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. During the genocide, more than one millions lives… Continue reading

Women as Catalysts for Change in Rwanda

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“Imagine coming to work, and having to sit next to the wife of the man who killed your husband or the woman whose partner is living in exile after murdering your brother.” This… Continue reading

Rwanda: Different Ways of Remembering 1994

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For outsiders of Rwanda, the genocide of 1994 is the main thing that is known about the small African country. However, for Rwandans, it is something that must be remembered correctly in order… Continue reading

The last full day – March 12th

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By: Robin Pfalzgraf It’s hard to believe that less than ten weeks ago a group of virtual strangers met in the office of Dr. Fields to discuss the semantics of a trip for… Continue reading

March 8th

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 By Melisa Wink Today was our last full day in Rwanda. We woke up and meet with the Student Union at INATEK University. This was something that I really… Continue reading

Getting Here Plus Day 1

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“Carry on our wayward group” was the theme as we boarded and exited multiple planes once they reached our destinations. From the first flight the group got to know each other well. I… Continue reading

Rwanda: 1994 versus 2012

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One of the main themes for the trip and weekly meetings has been discussing the Rwandan genocide. As some of the trip participants were young children during the time of the Rwandan genocide,… Continue reading

T minus two and a half weeks…wait what?

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Where has the time gone? With only two and a half weeks left until our March 3rd departure date, everyone has reached various stages of trip preparation. Some of the students have their… Continue reading

What is known in week 4?

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Week 4 marks not only the fourth time our trip participants have met as a group but it also marks the halfway point of our meetings before the March 3rd to 14th trip. … Continue reading

Alternative Spring Break

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The middle of Africa is not the first place that is thought of for a spring break trip. Usually spring break locations are places such as Mexico, Miami, Florida, and South Padre, Texas.… Continue reading