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Cythia Umutoni, an international student born and raised in Rwanda now studying at Duquesne University.

Duquesne University was one of the locations worldwide to host a commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan genocide through participating in the Walk to Remember.

Carl Wilkins, the only American to remain in Rwanda at the time of the genocide, spoke and undergraduates from Rwanda responded to his talk.

The walks are held around the world every year to mark the anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, remember the victims, supports the survivors and to educate youth to ensure such a tragedy doesn’t happen again.

Participants gathered on Academic Walk for a brief prayer and moment of silence. Posters featuring images and information about Rwanda’s history, the genocide and reconciliation was displayed along a designated path for the walk. In addition to marking the genocide’s 22nd anniversary, the event further supports Duquesne’s strategic commitment to a closer relationship with the nations and people of Africa.

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Carl Wilkins, the only American to remain in Rwanda at the time of the genocide.

 

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Gerald Boodoo, director of the Center for African Studies

 

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Mireille Masonza, an international student born and raised in Rwanda now studying at Duquesne University.

 

 

 

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