Posts Tagged ‘Memorial’

By Dau Jok and Zack Rosen–Sunday, May 22, 2011

Editor’s Note: In this space, Penn teammates Dau Jok and Zack Rosen will provide a series of blog updates on their trip to Africa and Dau’s work to start up the Dut Jok Youth Foundation to help his native Sudan. For more on the tragic yet inspiring reasons behind Dau’s mission, read Dana O’Neil’s story here. Also make sure to check out the first entry in the blog journal. (more…)

By Betty Apigian Kessel –April 13, 2011

DETROIT — The reasons were many and varied for attending the Thursday, March 31, opening of what Dallas-based artist Robert Barsamian called “20 Years- Searching for the Answer,” sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington Hills and Armenian benefactors in a collaboration with the Holocaust Center and United Michigan Armenian Committee. (more…)

By Sunny Ntayombya–13 April 2011

Today, as the mourning period ends with a ceremony at the Rebero Genocide Memorial, I have to ask; “What have we, as a society, taken from this sad period; what are the lessons that our history taught us; and most of all, why do we remember the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi”? (more…)

Friday was a very full and very sobering day. At my request Mr. Mundeli had contacted a taxi driver named Samuel that I’ve used before and arranged for him to take us out to Nyamata and Ntarama, two genocide memorial sites about 30 km outside of Kigali. Samuel was prompt at 9:30, and we loaded into his old Carola to start out. (more…)