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From hate speech to genocide: lessons from the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994

7 Apr 2021 | Online

On the occasion of the International Day on 7 April, UNESCO will organize an online event entitled From hate speech to genocide: lessons from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda to mark the 27th anniversary of the start of the genocide.

The online event will include welcome remarks by UNESCO-Director General Audrey Azoulay and  H.E. Amb. François Xavier Ngarambe, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to UNESCO, followed by a survior interview with Freddy Mutanguha and a panel discussion with the participation of 

  • Ms Susan Benesch (USA), Director of the Dangerous Speech project
  • Mr Marcel Kabanda (France), Historian and former President of Ibuka France
  • Mr Paul Rutayisire (Rwanda), Historian
  • H.E. Amb. Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi (Argentina), President of Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes and former President of the International Criminal Court

The event will be moderated by Dr Stephen Smith, UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education and Executive Director of the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation.

The commemoration is being organized by UNESCO and the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education, with the Permanent Delegation of Rwanda to UNESCO, in partnership with the United Nations Department of Global Communications and Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC). 

Wednesday 7 April 2021
9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. EST / 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. CEST

FOLLOW THE LIVE HERE

More information here. Simultaneous interpretation available in English and French.

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