Rwanda the world’s mirror in unity and reconciliation

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24/05/2018   17:30 - 21:30

Polarization seems to rule our world more and more, in the Netherlands and beyond. Based on seemingly innocent stereotypes, people seem to judge sooner and exclude others. Increase of incidents of discrimination and openly racist actions take place in the Netherlands, Europe, the USA, Australia, all over the world.
We can and should learn (again) from other countries of the consequences of this, wars and genocide, and how to turn this process into peacefully and constructively living side by side.

The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 800,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994. Now it’s 24 years ago and still, every day, people are invited to the process of peace and reconciliation. Which approach is being applied here in bringing together a divided society? Which elements of the peace process are effective in Rwanda, and could be effective in the Netherlands? 

Monika de Waal, Unique Sources, and SIETAR Nederland in cooperation with SIETAR France have invited Maurice Kwizerimana, a Tutsi genocide survivor of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi now aged 29 years old. Maurice Kwizerimana will share his personal story during the 1994 genocide Tutsi, and tell us about his work at The Kigali Genocide Memorial/Aegis Trust Memorial Centre. Other partners in de organization of this evening are Radio Benevolencija en Podium Mozaïek.


Date: May 24th, 2018
: 17.30 Informal start with tapas
18.00 Film “Love Radio” introduced bij documentairy maker Anoek Steketee.
19.00 Introduction by Monika de Waal and George Weiss about the work of Radio Benevolencija.
19.30 Maurice Kwizerimana: the mirror of reconciliation
20.45 Dialogue.
Location:        Podium Mozaïek, Bos en Lommerweg 191, Amsterdam
Costs:              € 40,00 incl. tapas and 2 drinks. € 30,00 excl. tapas. Pay with ideal at registration for this event.

Members of Sietar will automatically donate their discount of 15% to the project unless they choose to request payback of this 15% during the subscription process. The evening has no aim for profit: all will benefit project Maurice Kwizerima.

Maximum participation: 60 people.

For more information:
Michel Koot      – Activiteiten Commissie SIETAR Nederland
Monika de Waal Unique Sources