Posted: April 6, 2018
Written by: Genocide Survivors Foundation
April 7th marks the beginning of the commemorative period for the 1994 genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. A genocide in which more than a million people were murdered in just 100 days.
This April the world will also be observing Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) as well commemorating a number of other genocides which began in April. For this reason, April has been named Genocide Prevention Month.
This April and beyond,Genocide Survivors Foundation (GSF) will be participating in a number of programs meant to raise awareness about the crime of genocide and other mass atrocity crimes and to bring attention to the needs of survivors. Specifically GSF will be participating in/or providing support to the following upcoming programs:
On Thursday, April 12th, Jacqueline Murekatete (GSF founder and President) will be presenting to hundreds of High School students at Smithtown High School East and Smithtown High School West in Long Island New York at their 15th annual Holocaust Remembrance and Genocide Awareness Day.
That evening, GSF will be supporting a trailblazing art exhibit by Remember the Women Institute. Titled,” Violated: Women in Holocaust and Genocide,” the exhibit deals with sexual violence during the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
This event is open to the public and will take place from 6pm-8pm at the Ronald Feldman Gallery. 31 Mercer Street, NY, NY.
On Friday, April 20th, GSF Founder will be addressing students and teachers on Genocide Prevention at Saucon Valley High School in Pennsylvania.
On Sunday, April 29th, GSF Founder will participate in the annual commemoration program for the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Organized by genocide survivors and members of the Rwandan community in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the program will feature survivors’ testimonies as well as speakers on the current needs of survivors and how people can get involved in the work of genocide prevention and supporting survivors.
This event is open to the public and will take place from 3pm- 5pm at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (Edmond J. Safra Plaza. 36 Battery Place. NY, NY).
On Wednesday May 2nd and Thursday May 3rd, GSF Founder will be addressing thousands of middle schools students from all over New Jersey at Raritan Valley Community College’s annual Holocaust and Genocide education conference.
With the above programs and many others, GSF continues to move forward in its commitment to educating people, both young and old, about the crime of genocide in an effort to one day make the Never Again Promise, a reality for all people.
GSF also believes the best to honor the millions of lives lost to genocide in addition to working toward prevention, is by making sure the needs of those who survived are addressed. But, GSF cannot do this important work without your support. So please join us this April and beyond in remembering the victims of genocide and recommitting ourselves to creating a more tolerant, equitable and peaceful world. You can contribute to our work here:Donate Now « Back to News + Blog