April 7th, 2004 marks the 10-year anniversary of the genocide that took the lives of 1 million people in Rwanda. The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law has launched an international initiative to encourage law schools, universities, NGOs, community groups and others to plan programming to mark the 10th anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda. In addition to bringing the AU and WCL community a series of events to mark this anniversary, the Center has produced an 8-page resource booklet, The Rwanda Commemoration Project: Genocide in Our Time, filled with ideas and resources to help you plan your own event. You can download a copy of the booklet by going to the Center's website at: www.wcl.american.edu/humright/center/rwanda.
Below are some ways you can get involved. If you would like to be involved in planning events at WCL to mark this anniversary, please email us at email@example.com.
1. THURSDAY, MARCH 25 - AN EVENING OF REMEMBRANCE Remembering Rwanda: Africa in Conflict, Yesterday & Today: Corrine Dufka Co-sponsored by Human Rights Watch, the Peacebuilding & Development Institute, Society for Peace & Conflict Resolution, and the Student Organization for African Studies 4 pm to 5:30 pm, School of International Service Lounge, Main Campus Awards for Outstanding Humanitarian Service Ceremony Sponsored by Center for Prevention of Genocide 5:30 pm to 6 pm, Outside School of International Service, Main Campus Survivors of Genocide Speak Co-sponsored by Peacebuilding & Development Institute, Student Organization for African Studies, and Society for Peace & Conflict Resolution 6 pm to 6:30 pm, Outside School of International Service, Main Campus Rwanda Vigil and March Departs American University for Embassy of Rwanda Co-sponsored by the Center for Prevention of Genocide, the Peacebuilding & Development Institute, Society for Peace & Conflict Resolution, Student Organization for African Studies, and the Office of the University Chaplain 6:30 pm, Outside School of International Service, Main Campus
2. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: HELP TEACH THE LESSONS OF GENOCIDE IN LOCAL CLASSROOMS! Informational Meeting Tues., Mar. 30, 12pm, 4910 Conference Room (Annex Building at 4910 Mass. Ave, Suite 16). The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Program are seeking WCL students to help teach a lesson about genocide at an area school as part of the Rwanda Commemoration Project. Educating young people about the Rwandan genocide is a key element in combating complacence and preventing future genocides. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in human rights education and work closely with genocide survivors. Please note that this is not a large time commitment and no prior teaching experience is required. All volunteers will be trained and provided with a lesson plan. If you are interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Teaching Project" in the subject line. We will be holding a meeting on Tues., March 30 at 12pm in the large conference room at the Center's Office in