The DC area is full of different cultural, ethnic backgrounds and many nationalities. These unique individuals who make up the diversity in DC is by pure definition what America stands for. America has been opening its doors to other cultures for centuries. From those who have sought sanctuary from religious and political prosecution came to America in hope for a better life and the ‘American Dream’.
Many Americans do not realize the terror and horror that many cultures have endure in their own countries. Massive murder and raping of whole societies, families and their lands are things that Americans have a hard time understanding. One such unimaginable event that occurred in this century is the Rwanda Genocide.
‘The 1994 genocide was a carefully planned and executed exercise to annihilate Rwanda’s Tutsi population and Hutus who did not agree with the prevailing extremist politics of the Habyarimana regime. One million lives were lost in only one hundred days. It is the fastest and most vicious genocide yet recorded in human history.’
On April 7th and 8th the Rwanda Embassy will hold their 18th Commemoration in remembrance of all that was lost during the Rwanda Genocide. This is a open invitation for all who is interested in supporting friends and families who were effected by this horrible crime.
Learn the history of what took place. Listen to the special guest speakers who first hand witness the nightmare that became part of our world history. Share the pain of a time in our history that forever changed a whole culture and made a huge mark in how we view the world as a whole. http://www.rememberthegenocideagainsttutsi.org/
The program will begin at 2 pm until 9:30 pm at the Gaston Hall, at Georgetown University and resume at 10:30 pm until 2 am at the Dahlgren Chapel, at Georgetown University on 37th Street & O Street, N.W. Washington D.C. Then on Sunday, April 8th from 1 pm till 3 pm at the National Mall, Washington DC. Please check the web site for further details. http://www.rememberthegenocideagainsttutsi.org/
This Easter Weekend marks the beginning of Spring. It’s a time to give thanks for the many blessings we have. This weekend show your support and join this very special commemoration to honor those lives lost during a horrific time in our world history and learn how it forever changed lives across the globe.