The education, community and peace-building Rwanda Peace Education Program (RPEP) has concluded after three years, and its partners have begun to evaluate the impact of USC Shoah Foundation’s role in the program, with positive results.
rpep, rwanda, kigali genocide memorial, iwitness, genocide archive rwanda / Thursday, May 26, 2016
After nearly three years of the IWitness in Rwanda program, IWitness will debut new activities created by some of the teachers who participated in the program.
rwanda, rpep / Monday, June 6, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation staff members are in Rwanda this week participating in a colloquium about peace education, hosted by the Institute’s partner in Rwanda, Aegis Trust.
rpep, rwanda / Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Marthe Twizeyimana and Philippe Samvura both completed IWitness training workshops in the past and are now two of nine total “IWitness ambassadors” in Rwanda, dedicated to introducing other educators to IWitness.
iwitness, rwanda / Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Over the course of their stay, the team built six IWitness activities focused on peace building in Rwanda. The first to go online will focus on Propaganda and Social Cohesion, which will be available for teachers and students by Tuesday, Feb. 13.
rwanda, education, professional development, aegis / Monday, February 12, 2018
We are saddened at the recent death of Emmanuel Ndashimye, a survivor of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi, whose testimony is in the Institute’s Visual History Archive.
1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, obit, rwanda, Emmanuel Ndashimye / Thursday, August 30, 2018
The integration of the new collection means the Archive now represents nine genocidal events. USC Shoah Foundation last month added 11 Rohingya video interviews—as well as 77 testimonies from other collections—to its ever-expanding Archive.
Rohingya, myanmar, new collection, collections, CATT, Countering Antisemitism, rwanda / Tuesday, September 11, 2018
First Visual History Archive site in Africa opens in Rwanda along with the launch of the world's first IWitness classroom
The additions will enable the people of Rwanda, who are still dealing with the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis that left as many as 1 million people murdered over the course of 100 days, to connect with people from the past who shared similar experiences.
rwanda, kigali genocide memorial, vha / Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Lecture: Women victims of sexual violence during ethnic genocides often thought of as ‘vessels for nationalism’
In her research of testimonies, USC student Virginia Bullington observed that women in the context of both the Armenian and Tutsi Rwanda genocides are often described as “bearers of culture, maternity and nationalism,” while in the Guatemalan context, “indigenous women were not essentialized -- they were erased.”
Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow, rwanda, Guatemala, armenia, Virginia Bullington / Monday, January 28, 2019
Today marks the last day of the USC Shoah Foundation’s 100 Voices to Remember Twitter project, a string of daily quotes from a different witness of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda for each day of its duration. The atrocities claimed as many as one million lives over the course of about 100 days in 1994, when government-backed militias of ethnic Hutus went on a mass killing spree, targeting the country’s next largest ethnic group, the Tutsis.
rwanda, kwibuka / Monday, July 15, 2019
Pictured: Holocaust survivor Elly Gotz who gave his testimony to the Azrieli Foundation in 2018. His interview is one of 31 new testimonies from the Azrieli Foundation that have been indexed and catalogued in the Visual History Archive. This week’s semi-annual VHA release adds 128 new testimonies to the 55,000-strong collection. All the updated testimonies are available at 163 access sites worldwide.
Azrieli Foundation, vha, Rohingya, holocaust, rwanda, armenia / Thursday, April 9, 2020
Every Genocide Leaves a Legacy: Rwandan Tutsi Genocide Testimonies Integrated Into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education has added a collection of testimonies of survivors and rescuers from the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi genocide to its Visual History Archive. This marks the first integration of testimonies outside of Holocaust survivors and witnesses into the Visual History Archive.
rwanda, collection, expansion, aegis, kigali genocide memorial, kgm, Freddy Mutanguha, Stephen Smith / Friday, April 19, 2013
Over 70 new testimonies have been added to IWitness to increase the scope of experiences students can engage with. IWitness now features 1,321 video testimonies from the Visual History Archive that allows teachers and their students to search, watch, and learn directly from the eyewitness to history. IWitness activities allow students to construct multimedia projects that integrate testimony clips together with footage from other sources, as well as photographs and maps, voiceover audio, music and text.
iwitness, rwanda, kigali, aegis / Thursday, May 16, 2013
Dr. Dan Leshem and Dr. Amy Carnes of USC Shoah Foundation will be leading a course to Rwanda this summer that will allow USC students to study post-genocide reconstruction. The course, Rebuilding Rwanda: Memory, Testimony, and Living Together after Genocide, was developed in conjunction with Dr.
rwanda, Dan Leshem, amy carnes, tutsi, pwp, problems without passports / Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The students came to the Institute to search for and extract 10 video clips to use for a project in IWitness, the Institute’s award-winning educational website. Explore IWitness
iwitness, rwanda, education / Friday, May 10, 2013
The USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education is now accepting applications for a summer course that will allow USC students to study post-genocide conflict resolution in Rwanda. "Rebuilding Rwanda: Memory, Testimony, and Living Together after Genocide" (IR-318, Conflict Resolution and Peace Research) will provide a practicum for students to consider the complex task that societies face in the aftermath of genocide.
rwanda, problems without passports, Dan Leshem, amy carnes / Thursday, March 7, 2013
Tenth grade students at Windward School in Mar Vista, California have been piloting a new IWitness activity titled What Can One Voice Tell Us About a Genocide as part of their Global Studies class.
education, iwitness, kori street, karen jungblut, kim simon, rwanda, tutsi / Monday, June 3, 2013
The Swedish Embassy today announced funding for an ambitious new Rwanda-wide peace-building program. The Rwanda Peace Education Programme is designed to counter behavioral risk factors for genocide by promoting social cohesion, pluralism, personal responsibility, empathy, critical thinking and action to build a more peaceful society.
sida, aegis, James Smith, rwanda, sweden / Monday, June 17, 2013
The inaugural meeting of the Rwandan Peace Education Program brought together survivors of the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide and the Holocaust, along with other activists from around the world.
rwanda, Renee Firestone, collections / Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Teachers from all over Hungary gathered in Budapest this month for the six-day introductory seminar to the USC Shoah Foundation’s 2013 Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century program. But there was one educator among them who didn’t just travel across the country – he came from the other side of the world.
Appolon Gahongayire, Andrea Szőnyi, rwanda, hungary, workshop, education, training, TWT, kgmc, budapest / Friday, July 19, 2013
By Nora Snyder
pwp, problems without passports, rwanda / Wednesday, July 24, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation’s director of research and documentation, Karen Jungb
rwanda, education, kori street, karen jungblut, aegis / Friday, August 16, 2013
Ten Rwandan testimonies from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive are the latest additions to IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive educational website.
iwitness, rwanda, testimony, visual history archive / Thursday, September 5, 2013
Two senior staff members of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute have traveled to South Africa and Rwanda to meet with partners and explore new relationships and opportunities for collaborative initiatives.
kim simon, karen jungblut, rwanda / Thursday, March 29, 2012
When I tell my fellow USC students that I’m the president of an organization called SFISA, it’s usually safe to assume that 90% of them have no idea what it is. It’s not the most elegant of acronyms and we acknowledge this. Our club’s full name – the Shoah Foundation Institute Student Association – is equally as unwieldy but at least it’s descriptive, and that’s something, right? But even if they’ve heard of our less than stellar name, they still might not know who we are or what we do. So let me take this moment to enlighten you.
rwanda, op-eds / Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Today marks the beginning of Kwibuka20, Rwanda’s three-month commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi Genocide.
rwanda, rwandan survivor, Stephen Smith, kwibuka / Monday, January 6, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s research department will host seven new Holocaust indexers and three Aegis Trust Rwanda staff members this month for a training session on indexing Holocaust and Rwandan testimonies.
indexing, kigali genocide memorial, rwanda, rpep, JFCS, holocaust / Thursday, January 9, 2014
Andi Gitow, Executive Producer at United Nations News and Media Division, Begins Four-Month Sabbatical as Visiting Scholar
Gitow will consult on a variety of topics and initiate collaborations between the Shoah Foundation and the UN.
united nations, testimony, rwanda, cambodia, visiting scholar / Thursday, January 16, 2014
The recent New York Times article, The Shroud over Rwanda's Nightmare (January 9, 2014), had me perplexed at first. Michael Dobbs' enquiry centers on the character of Jean-Pierre, the informant who tipped off United Nations head of mission General Romeo Dallaire about preparations for widespread killing of civilians in Rwanda 1994 as evidenced by the training of the Interhamwe militia, the presence of arms caches and the purchase of large numbers of machetes.
rwanda, GAM, op-eds / Monday, January 27, 2014
The first in-classroom pilot of IWitness in Rwanda will take place next week at Kagarama Secondary School in Kigali.
iwitness, rwanda, kigali, kigali genocide memorial / Thursday, February 6, 2014