23rd Annual United Nations Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide
Date: 6:00pm PDT April 13, 2017 Location: Templeton Campus Center
Templeton Campus Center
Empowering Rwandan Women Through Literature
Thursday, April 13, 6-7 p.m., Templeton, Council Chamber
Solange Impanoyimana, the College’s 11th Roméo Dallaire Scholar, will share her experience as a genocide survivor and discuss an outreach initiative she will launch on her return to Rwanda with local community teachers. This initiative will be made through Resonate, a non-profit that she co-founded.
Resonate will sponsor weekly literature clubs with girls between the ages of 16-20, later connecting these young women to the Kigali Reading Club to further develop leadership skills through self-expression, while empowering and fostering an inclusive local community. Solange will invite your participation in this initiative.
Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony
The program will close with a brief candlelight ceremony of remembrance for the nearly one million Rwandans who died during the 1994 genocide.
- On-campus parking information can be found here
- To support the Roméo Dallaire Scholarship, go to https://mylc.lclark.edu/college/give/dallaire
- For questions about the Dallaire Scholarship contact Michael Ford, Retired Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Chair, Dallaire Scholarship Committee