The following blog post, written by SHE-CAN scholar Jocelyn Mizero and edited by Karla Talley, was originally published online on April 12th, 2016 in StandUp.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Post-Genocide Rwanda–Jocelyn Mizero
So believe me when I say that I am proudly Rwandan. I have lived to see Rwanda rise like a phoenix, and the credit of this goes to every citizen who refused to accept that Rwanda was no more after the Genocide, and fought very hard to reconstruct our motherland. For the 22nd Genocide Commemoration week, I remember the innocent lives of Rwandans that were lost during the genocide, but I am also very proud of all we have accomplished. We learned that “together we stand and divided we fall” and this is the most important lesson the world and the U.S. should learn from Rwanda.
*Come out to the Post-Genocide Rwanda: The Road To Reconciliation and Reconstruction talk on Thursday April 14th from 4:15-6pm in Limburg Theatre to hear from fellow Rwandan Students, as well as from a panel of professors.
Written By Jocelyn Mizero ’18
Edited by Karla Talley
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