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Each Rwanda flag on the Gacaca (the Grass lawn) represents 100000 lives lost each day during the 100 day Genocide against the Tutsi. There are 1000 flags in Memorial. http://www.facebook.com/TCUcommemorating The Intensive English Program at TCU IEP

They may be separated by more than 8,000 miles, but TCU and Rwanda are growing closer every day.
— “The TCU-Rwanda Connection,” TCU Magazine

Professor Mathilde Mukantabana, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda, with TCU Rwanda Student Committee Members at the 20th Commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi The Intensive English Program at TCU IEP

In 2014, TCU along with four TCU students from Rwanda participated in the 20th commemoration of the genocide. Virtual Voyage simultaneously brought together individuals in Rwanda with students on TCU’s Texas campus and a delegation of TCU students at the international commemoration in Washington D.C.
— “2015 Heiskell Award Winner: Internationalizing the Campus, TCU,” Institute of International Education

TCU Rwanda Student Yvonne Umugwaneza The Intensive English Program at TCU IEP

TCU Commemorating the Genocide against the Tutsi

They were the ones who survived.

Now, 20 years later, they were telling their stories and remembering the loved ones they lost in the 1994 Rwandan genocide that claimed more than a million lives.
— “Remembering,” TCU Magazine

TCU Rwanda Student Yannick Tona and USA Student Zack Siegert The Intensive English Program at TCU IEP

Yannick Tona and Zach Siegert met through a TCU Intensive English program and became fast friends. Eventually, Siegert met the Tona family.
— “Crossing Borders,” TCU Magazine

TCU Rwanda Students Yvonne Umugwaneza and Sister Esperance, of the Sisters of St. Mary, The Intensive English Program at TCU IEP

Once Rwandan women got a taste of power, they did not stop. Today, women comprise over half of Rwanda’s parliament. Rwanda is the first country to have a female majority in its legislature.
— “Filmmaker: Women had no rights in Rwanda,” TCU Magazine

 

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Patrick Rutikanga, Recipient of the 2016-2017 TCU Wilkens Award

Claudine Mukanyamwasa, Recipient of the 2015-2016 TCU Wilkens Award

Johnson Mutibagirana, Recipient of the 2014-2015 TCU Wilkens Award

Yvonne Umugwaneza, Recipient of the 2013-2014 TCU Wilkens Award

Yannick Tona, Recipient of the 2012-2013 TCU Wilkens Award (noted here and here and HERE)

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The TCU Carl & Teresa Wilkens Award:

An overview of the TCU Wilkens Award Terms and Conditions for the current year can be found here: wilkensawardtermscond2015-16pdf.

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TCU Rwanda Student Committee (ad hoc)

TCU Rwanda Advisory Committee (ad hoc)

TCU 360 campus news articles on Rwanda

TCU Magazine articles on Rwanda

TCU Institute of Child Development research materials in KinyaRwanda and in English

TCU and Bridge2Rwanda

TCU and the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur, Western Province

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KWIBUKA 21: Twenty-one years of remembering

APRIL 7, 2015 – TCU Rwanda Student Committee participates in the USA National Commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi, with the Rwanda Embassy and the Rwanda community in America

TCU Rwanda Student Committee and Rwanda Ambassador Professor Mathilde Mukantabana The Intensive English Program at TCU The IEP at TCU Genocide Against the Tutsi Commemoration

APRIL 8, 2015

6:30pm – 9:00pm – (Sid Richardson Lecture Hall 4)

TCU Rwanda Student Committee, TCU Discovering Global Citizenship, and TCU Kinamondo present the film Shake Hands with the Devil

APRIL 9, 2015

2pm – 3:30pm – BLUU Auditorium

“Rwanda: Women Leadership, Social Justice, Race Reconciliation, Education, English, Economics, Safety, Happiness” A Moderated Panel Discussion with Rwanda Experts:

HE Ambassador Prof. Dr. Mathilde Mukantabana
Dr. Zachary D. Kaufman, legal academic political scientist, co-founder of Rwanda’s Public Library
Ms. Naomi Benaron, author of Running the Rift, a novel
Sister Charles Marie Serafino, Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur Western Province.

Mathilde Mukantabana Rwanda Ambassador with Sister Charles Marie Serafino of the Sisters of Saint Mary Zack Kaufman Naomi Benaron IEP at TCU Intensive English Program Texas Christian University

3:30pm – 4:30pm – BLUU Auditorium Atrium

Reception

4:45pm – 5:45pm –

Guest Dinner with TCU Rwanda Students

6pm – 8:00pm – BLUU Auditorium

Commemorating

Dr. Zachary D. Kaufman, legal academic political scientist, co-founder of Rwanda’s Public Library
Ms. Naomi Benaron, author of Running the Rift, a novel

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HE Ambassador Prof. Mathilde Mukantabana

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Sister Charles Marie Serafino, Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur Western Province.

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Johnson Mutibagirana, TCU student recipient of the 2014-2015 Carl & Teresa Wilkens Award

Candlelight Vigil

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APRIL 27, 2015 –

A conversation with extraordinary people who lived through the 1994 genocide in Rwanda:

Carl Wilkens
Sister Charles Marie Serafino
Yannick Tona
Yvonne Umugwaneza
Johnson Mutibagirana

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MAY 23 – 24, 2015

Rwanda Youth Forum” (live stream)
Rwanda Embassy

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H. E. President Paul Kagame addressing 500+ Rwanda youths on TCU campus and in the Kigali Public Library

MAY 29, 2015
Collaborating for Peace, Justice, and Social Engagement: Rwanda and U.S. Universities, IEPs, and NGOs,”
NAFSA: Association of International Educators (handouts: Collaborating for Peace, Justice, and Social Engagement. Rwanda and U.S. Universities, IEPs, and NGOsslides.Overview.ObjectivesNAFSA.B2R; Bridge2Rwanda Handout).

JUNE 17, 2015

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H. E. President Paul Kagame addresses the audience (video, article). TCU Magazine article on The Uncondemed.

“HEARD ON CAMPUS” from a page of SUMMER 2015 TCU MAGAZINE 

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AUGUST 6, 2015

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The Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, authorizes Infection Disease Prevention and Control Training led by Dr. Mary Foley, USCF, with Dr. John Podgore, UNTHSC, Dr. Giri Akkaraju, Texas Christian University, and others (organized by Global Engagement Institute)

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 

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OCTOBER 6, 2015 

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NOVEMBER 17, 2015 

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JANUARY 20-21, 2016 

Rwanda: Four Women Who Stood Up for Justice and the Attorneys Who Won Their Case

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