Join us Feb. 27, in collaboration with the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center as we collaborate to explore the history of the Rwandan genocide and America's response before hearing the eye witness testimony of Carl Wilkens. Mr. Wilkens will discuss his experience as an eye witness to the atrocities and his dedication to making genocide an event of the past.
As a humanitarian aid worker, Carl Wilkens moved his family to Rwanda in 1990. When the genocide began in April 1994, Carl refused to leave, even when urged to do so by friends, his church and the US government. Carl was one of the few Americans to remain in the country. Venturing out each day into streets filled with mortars and gunfire, he worked his way through roadblocks of angry soldiers and armed civilians to bring food, water and medicine to groups of orphans trapped around the city.
Teachers will explore this history with fellow educators from throughout the greater Cincinnati area and receive hands-on resources to bring back to their classrooms.
Workshop begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by a talk at 6 p.m. Space is limited. For more information click here.