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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


100 Days of Sorrow: Remembering the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

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Calendar   Commemorations
Location Holocaust Museum Houston
Date Thu, Apr 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration   2h

Holocaust Museum Houston commemorates the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 with survivors Henriette Mutegwaraba and Provie Umugwaneza. Henriette and Provie will share not only their personal stories of survival, but also the wisdom and lessons that they learned firsthand about the dangers of hate and extremism in the modern era.

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Henriette Mutegwaraba
Born in Butare Province, Rwanda, Henriette Mutegwaraba lived through the harrowing days leading up to, and the inconceivable execution and aftermath of, the 1994 Genocide against the Rwandan nation’s Tutsi people. She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She serves as a board member for OneTribe, a non-profit peace building organization serving in East and Central Africa. She authored the memoir, By Any Means Necessary Healing and Forgiveness After Genocide. Henriette enjoys speaking to colleges, church groups, and human rights organizations about attitudes and actions that prevent mass atrocities, consequences of human prejudice, and the healing potential of intentional unity. As founder of The Million Lives Genocide relief fund, she is an ardent advocate for truth-based justice, PTSD awareness, and community restoration.

Providence "Provie" Umugwaneza
Provie is a child Survivor of the Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda of 1994 that claimed more than a million of innocent lives in a span of 100 days, including her parents and five siblings. Her uncles and aunts and their families along with the neighbors were completely wiped out. She was 11. She is the first Rwandan and the youngest ever to be appointed to serve on the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission in Texas. She is currently working with schools across Texas public libraries and churches/temples, where she shares a story of hope and a willingness to do all that it takes to assure that her community aspires to join forces in order to practice tolerance & stand up for a positive change and peace.

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