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'Can Living through Genocide Lead to Positive Change?: Rwandan Women’s Stories of Strength, Recovery and Post-traumatic Growth'

Series Name Rwanda Remembered: Interdisciplinary Seminar Series
Speaker Caroline Williamson
Type Lectures & Talks
When 28 May 2014, 06:00PM - 08:00PM
Venue Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact No booking necessary but for further information, please contact Dr Caroline Sharples ( or Dr Fransiska Louwagie (

April 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide when, in just one hundred days, around 800,000 people were murdered.

To commemorate the anniversary, the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the School of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester are organising a free public interdisciplinary outreach seminar series, involving academics, media representatives and policy makers, to explore the lessons and legacies of Rwanda.

The series will be coordinated by Dr Caroline Sharples, Lecturer in Modern European History, and Dr Fransiska Louwagie, Lecturer in French Studies.

This final seminar of the series, entitled ‘Can Living through Genocide Lead to Positive Change?: Rwandan Women’s Stories' features Caroline Williamson (University of Nottingham) and takes place at the University of Leicester on Wednesday 28 May at 6:00pm in the Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 2.

The lecture will be followed by 'Spring Forward', a short performance by CCM Theatre inspired by the Rwanda Remembered seminar series

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