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2010/09/10: Rwanda: Confronting a Painful Past

Language: English

September 10, 2010: the USC Shoah Foundation Institute hosted a panel discussion that addressed the role of testimony in the process of national mourning, transitional justice, and memorialization.

Participants in the panel discussion, titled “Rwanda: Confronting a Painful Past,” included Beth Meyerowitz, USC Professor of Psychology; Mathilde Mukantabana, Professor of History at Cosumnes River College and President of Friends of Rwanda Association; Freddy Mutanguha, Director of the Kigali Memorial Centre and Secretary General of IBUKA; and James Smith, CEO of Aegis Trust. Lyn Boyd-Judson, Director of the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, moderated the discussion.

“Rwanda: Confronting a Painful Past” was made possible through generous funding by the ACE Charitable Foundation.

  • 2010/09/10: Rwanda: Confronting a Painful Past

    Language: English

    September 10, 2010: the USC Shoah Foundation Institute hosted a panel discussion that addressed the role of testimony in the process of national mourning, transitional justice, and memorialization.

    Participants in the panel discussion, titled “Rwanda: Confronting a Painful Past,” included Beth Meyerowitz, USC Professor of Psychology; Mathilde Mukantabana, Professor of History at Cosumnes River College and President of Friends of Rwanda Association; Freddy Mutanguha, Director of the Kigali Memorial Centre and Secretary General of IBUKA; and James Smith, CEO of Aegis Trust. Lyn Boyd-Judson, Director of the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, moderated the discussion.

    “Rwanda: Confronting a Painful Past” was made possible through generous funding by the ACE Charitable Foundation.

  • Venuste Karasira

    Language: Kinyarwanda

    Venuste describes losing his daughter right before his eyes.

    Born: 1953

    City of Birth: Kabagali (Gitarama, Rwanda)

    In hiding: Kicukiro (Kigali, Rwanda)

    Liberated by: Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF)

    Liberation location: Nyanza (Kicukiro, Kigali, Rwanda)