Posted; November 19, 2008
Beyond National Recovery: Bosnia and Rwanda Robert L. Mugisha and Elmina Kulasic will lead a discussion on post-genocide reconciliation in Rwanda and Bosnia on Friday, November 21, in Gamble Auditorium.
Mugisha is the Africa program manager of Survivor Corps and formerly worked in Rwanda's International Criminal Tribunal and its Justice Ministry. Kulasic is the executive director of the Bosniak American Advisory Council in Washington, DC. The event will begin with an exhibition of the Srebrenica Memorial Quilt at 6:45 pm, followed by the discussion at 7 pm.
The Srebrenica Memorial Quilt, to be exhibited in Gamble for a week, is an endeavor of BOSFAM, an organization founded by a war survivor after the Bosnian war. The organization has served as a refuge for women of different ethnicities and provides them with economic support through traditional weaving. Hand-woven by women directly affected by the war, the quilt commemorates the victims and upholds the promise of "Never Again" made by the international community after the genocide.
This event, which is free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the Advocacy Project, a human rights organization in Washington, DC, and supported by the Departments of Critical Social Thought, Gender Studies, International Relations, History, and Russian and Eurasian Studies, as well as the Office of the Dean of College.