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UNI to hold remembrance of Rwandan genocide

April 9, 2014

Stephen Gaies, director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, 319-273-3870,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education (CHGE) and the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) at the University of Northern Iowa will sponsor a remembrance of the 1994 Rwandan genocide at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the CME in Maucker Union.

April marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. It is estimated that more than 800,000 people were killed in the East African nation during a span of 100 days. 

The remembrance will include remarks, poetry readings, personal testimonies and songs, followed by a Q-and-A and comment session.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the CME at 319-273-2250 or the CHGE at 319-273-3870, or visit