The 1994 Genocide in Rwanda: Who Will Speak for the Women?
Friday, March 28, 2003

Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4989

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 19, 2003) -- What: The University at Albany will present the lecture: The 1994 Genocide in Rwanda: Who Will Speak for the Women?

Who: Eugenie Mukeshimana, a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Now a student at the College of Saint Rose, she barely survived but her husband was killed when Hutu extremists murdered nearly one million people, mostly ethnic Tutsis. Mukeshimana, a Tutsi, was then a young wife and expectant mother. Today she willingly recounts the horrific experience of the genocide to speak for those who are not free to speak, so that they will have both a voice and a place in history.

When: Friday, March 28, 2003 2-4 p.m.

Where: The New Library Building’s Standish Room (3rd floor), UAlbany Uptown Campus. Free and open to the public.

Established in 1844 and designated a center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in eight degree-granting schools and colleges.

For more information about this nationally ranked University, visit http://www.albany.edu.

Back to News Releases page | University at Albany Home Page