Posted: February 9, 2016
Written by: Genocide Survivors Foundation
GSF Founder, Jacqueline Murekatete, was invited by the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a global network of young chief executives with approximately 24, 000 members worldwide, to speak to their Los Angeles chapter (YPOLA). The program took place at the widely known and respected Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance in L.A.
Ms. Murekatete joined Holocaust survivor and renowned activist Renee Firestone to speak to the young CEO’s about the Holocaust and modern day genocides and the importance of them getting involved and using their positions of leadership to help prevent genocide and advance basic human rights for all people.
At this special program, Ms. Renee Firestone shared her experience of being transported by the SS with her family to Auschwitz at age 20, the horrors and loss she endured at the death camp, and also spoke about her current work to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and to fight Anti-Semitism and other forms of extremism today.
Ms. Murekatete spoke about her experience going through the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi as a child of 9 and also spoke about the work of Genocide Survivors Foundation in raising awareness about genocide as well as raising funds to support vulnerable survivors in the areas of education, economic empowerment and social services.
In addition to the young CEO’s of YPOLA, the audience of more than 100 people also included a number of other Holocaust survivors who regularly serve as docents at the Museum of Tolerance and who also had the opportunity to share their personal stories during the round table dinner discussions which followed the formal presentations.« Back to News + Blog