Tuesday, 6 April marks the sixteenth anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide. On that fateful day in 1994, the almost 1 million victims had no real understanding what was about to befall them. Whilst the world ignored or failed to intervene — myself very much included — thousands of people were slaughtered with guns, grenades, machetes, sticks, clubs and farm implements.
If you’re in London this April, I invite you to join the Hope Survivors Foundation at their official commemoration. This important event will feature talks, testimonies from Holocaust survivors and 7/7 London bombings survivors, poems, films and music.
Date: Saturday, 17 April 2010
Time: Doors open at 13:00 – the event starts at 13:45
Place: Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-23 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 2EA
The event is open to all; however, space is limited so please RSVP directly to the Hope Survivors Foundation.
If you’re looking for more information on the Rwandan genocide, the ongoing plights of its survivors and the work being done to help those survivors, I recommend visiting the Survivors Fund website.