The problem of Teaching History in Rwanda
This morning Albert and I got his new Survivor Corps blog up and running. It’s still a work in progress, but check out his first post below! zagalorwanda: I am discussing with my coleague Lisa from USA issues related to (History, reconciliation and justice in Rwanda ) and I remembered this article I wrote 2 years ago and thought it might be of a bit interest for you… Rwandans...
Video Profile →
My fellow fellow in Burundi posted her video profile. 1- I am jealous that she figured out how to make the flip camera work. 2- I am looking forward to meeting her in Butare this weekend! 3- Note to self: remember to bring flip camera and beg Laura to teach me how to use it! lauragordon: Here’s my profile, finally on line. Low res as ever, but that’s the nature of internet in Burundi!
Supporting my Pops... →
This is the first year I won’t be able to walk with my dad on the annual overnight walk, “Out of the Darkness” which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. It’s a great event which raises awareness and aims to end the stigma surrounding depression. The one thing I won’t miss: the blisters that accumulate around mile 18. You can support him here.
This is personal →
As I head off to the Kigali Genocide Memorial this morning, I’ll be thinking about Officer Johns, his family, and the Museum. The outpouring of support after the terrible events stands as a testament to the Musuem’s incredible work, and the shooting illuminates the importance of the Museum’s mission to remember the Holocaust and prevent contemporary genocide. The article above,...
Intashyo (meaning “to greet”) by...
Don't Stop the Music
“Do you like hip hop?” Kabera (formerly known to blog readers as Jean-Paul; he told me this afternoon that he prefers to go by his family name, Kabera) asked me this morning as we waited for the slow Internet connection at AERG’s offices to upload his photos. As Rihanna set the mood, we began to put together AERG’s first web site, a very simple google site which will allow Kabera and his...
Kagame on HuffPo →
Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, writes on the Huffington Post about the Peace Corps and the importance of cultural exchange and investment for development. H/T: Sweet.
Only guard yourself and guard your soul carefully, lest you forget the things...– Deuteronomy 4:9 (Inscribed above the eternal flame in the Hall of Remembrance at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)
IBUKA Means Memory
Today, my thoughts have been with my friends and colleagues at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum after the critical shooting of one of the Museum’s guards, Officer Steven T. Johns, yesterday. Having worked at the Museum for three years, I am personally grateful for the commitment of the officers who work there and keep the Museum and its visitors and staff safe. I remember Officer Johns...