'Rwandan Schindler' speaks at Denison
Date of Event: February 17, 2011
Posted: February 11, 2011
Paul Rusesabagina, the Rwandan hotel manager who sheltered more than 1,200 people during the country’s 1994 genocide, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, in Denison University’s Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). The lecture, titled “Hotel Rwanda: A Lesson Yet to Be Learned,” is presented by the Denison University African Student Association, as part of African Awareness Week, and is sponsored by the Denison Campus Governance Association and the Laura C. Harris Symposium. The event is free and open to the public.
For two months of his life, Rusesabagina watched his country fall into the grips of genocide. A Hutu manager of a luxury hotel in Rwanda, he sheltered more than 1,200 people, including his own Tutsi wife and children, saving their lives at a time when extremists massacred more than 800,000 members of the Tutsi and moderate Hutu tribes in just 100 days. Considered the “Rwandan Schindler,” his story and that of the genocide is chronicled in the critically acclaimed film “Hotel Rwanda.”
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — A lecture titled “Hotel Rwanda: A Lesson Yet to Be Learned,” by Paul Rusesabagina, known as the “Rwandan Schindler” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, in Denison University’s Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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