Remembering the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, a new Library exhibit

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Currently, on exhibit at Copley Library, Genocide in Rwanda 1994 includes, among books and DVDs from the library’s collection, a painting by Michael Kabanda and photographs by Michele Zousmer.  These artworks illustrate the tragedy that struck this African nation twenty years ago and document the nation’s difficult path to provide both peace and justice for its people.  Kabanda survived the genocide in which as many as one million people perished.  His painting provides an unflinching look at the atrocities committed during the 100 days of horror.  Zousmer is a photographer working “in collaboration with foundations whose efforts are directed toward addressing important social welfare concerns” all over the globe. Her photographs present a glimpse of Rwanda as it is today, a place that is seeking to heal wounds left by the genocide.

The library exhibit is featured in conjunction with a photographic exhibit, Rwanda, 1994-2014, at the Fine Art Galleries in the Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice.  Additionally, the Hoehn  Print Study Room is displaying photographs of contemporary Rwanda by John Rowe.  To learn more about the conflict and the country of Rwanda, visit at the library’s subject guide http://libguides.sandiego.edu/rwanda

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