On April 7, 2013, Kizito Kalima, Founder and Executive Director of the Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, was honored to provide his survivor testimony at the 19th Commemoration of Rwanda Genocide against Tutsi in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Held in partnership with the Embassy of Rwanda in Washington, D.C., the 19th National Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide featured survivor testimonies from Kizito Kalima and Tabitha Mugenzi as well as other memorial activities.
The event featured keynote speaker Ms. Patricia Crisafilli, co-author with Andrea Redmond of “Rwanda, Inc.: How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World” (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012 and of a 2011 Gold Medal for Success and Motivation winner: Comebacks: Powerful Lessons from Leaders Who Endured Setbacks and Recaptured Success on Their Terms. Ms. Crisafulli presented “A testimony to the resilience of the people: The interconnectedness of Rwanda’s post-genocide goals towards self-reliance.”
We commemoration had unparalleled presentations on critical issues pertaining to the genocide as it honored the memory of more than one million victims of the Rwandan Genocide and challenged the international community to renew its commitment to Never Again, in Rwanda and elsewhere in the world.