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Film Screening and Discussion: “My Neighbor, My Killer”

Just a friendly neighborhood reminder from Izzy Litke ’12 that tomorrow is May 1:

Gacaca is a form of citizen-based justice established in Rwanda in an attempt to address the crimes of the 1994 genocide. In a series of documentaries, director Anne Aghion charts the impact of this experiment in transitional justice on survivors and perpetrators alike. Join us for a screening of “My Neighbor, My Killer” (2009 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection), followed by a discussion with Anne Aghion.

Date: Tuesday, May 1
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Place:  Center for Film Studies 190 (Powell Family Cinema)
Cost: Free

Teach Against Genocide Bill hearing

On behalf of WESTAND, Katie Krauss ’08 writes:

It is extremely important that anyone who is in favor of mandating genocide education in Connecticut secondary schools attends this hearing. Currently the Connecticut legislators sponsoring this bill are advocating for a bill that only recommends genocide education be provided rather than mandating it. At this hearing, we will be thanking the Education Committee for introducing a bill that creates a genocide curricular resource guide, but also asking them for a bill that makes genocide education a permanent and sustainable part of secondary school curricula. Come and show your support!

This is a great opportunity and it requires very little effort! WESTAND would also like to film the event and conduct interviews for our documentary.

Check out this site to learn more, and email Katie for more information and to arrange rides.

Date: Friday, Feb. 29
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: State Capitol (Hartford, CT)