Research and theatre to tell the stories of the Rwandan genocide

Posted by ap507 at May 22, 2014 12:48 PM |
Concluding events for the ‘Rwanda Remembered’ seminar series to take place Wednesday 28 May
Research and theatre to tell the stories of the Rwandan genocide

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The University's ‘Rwanda Remembered’ seminar series will conclude on Wednesday 28 May with an informative free public lecture and a live theatre performance – both of which will raise awareness of the Rwandan genocide and our knowledge of the atrocity.

The lecture, which will take place at 6.00pm in the Ken Edwards Building Lecture Theatre 2, will see Dr Caroline Williamson from the University of Nottingham discuss ‘Rwandan Women’s Stories of Strength, Recovery and Post-traumatic Growth’.

Using evidence from testimonies held at the Genocide Archive of Rwanda, Dr Williamson’s lecture will look into the impact of the 1994 genocide on Rwandan women's lives and identities, exploring processes of positive change in genocide survivors.

The public lecture will be followed by a performance by CCM Theatre entitled 'Spring Forward', a short play which has evolved out of the ‘Rwanda Remembered’ seminar series and reflects critically on the gaps in our knowledge about Rwanda and its genocide.

The ‘Rwanda Remembered’ outreach seminar series was jointly organised by Dr Caroline Sharples from the School of History and Dr Fransiska Louwagie from the School of Modern Languages, who are both affiliated with the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.