"A Message of Peace and Reconciliation" from the former head of the Rwanda Parliament.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Joseph Sebarenzi, “A Message of Peace and Reconciliation”
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts Forum Lecture
Joseph Sebarenzi, former head of the Rwanda Parliament, has endured tragedy most cannot fathom.
In 1994, Hutu extremists slaughtered more than 800,000 Tutsis. Sebarenzi, his wife and child were safely out of the country, but his parents, seven siblings and numerous other relatives did not survive.
Returning to Rwanda, Sebarenzi rose through the ranks of Parliament, eventually becoming Speaker. As a leader, Sebarenzi worked to improve good governance and eliminate corruption, and pushed for peace and reconciliation despite all he had endured.