- Rwanda Since the 1994 Genocide
Rwanda Since the 1994 Genocide


By dagan on February 9, 2013

I encourage everyone to check this out – this came up on my facebook newsfeed. I thought it very fitting in light of the film shown this past week, The Greatest Silence.


STAND is encouraging people to stand up “as part of the revolution against sexual and gender-based violence” in the eastern DRC. They are urging students to hold an event on their respective campuses on Valentines Day, “having participants…send a valentine to President Obama encouraging him to prioritize the crisis in the eastern DRC.”

A question to the class: what is your immediate reaction to this?  Is there anything oxymoronic about sending Valentines Day cards to Obama? What else can/should be done to tackle this issue?

Also as a side note – if you scroll down the page to where it offers suggestions for holding an event on campus, you’ll notice the 4th suggestion: “Screen The Greatest Silence”…

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