Seven young Peace Builders from Chicago traveled to Rwanda in 2019 as part of The Peace Exchange leadership development program. Their visit coincided with the nation’s 25th commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi that cost the lives of more than 1 million people.
The Peace Builders’ days were filled with educational and interactive activities, including visits to genocide memorials, conversations with survivors and génocidaires (the perpetrators), peace classes at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, meetings with Rwandan youth leaders, home stays with local families, and attendance at the national July 4th Liberation Day commemoration.
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