Archive | May 2013

Abaharanira Amahoro = Peace fighters

Abaharanira Amahoro = Peace fighters is Community initiated group whose mission is to address genocide prevention and promote peace; developing curriculum, programming and training facilitators in peace building and cultural education as a source of empowerment and pride in being Rwandan. They dance in many of our community celebrations creating solidarity through sharing traditional Rwandan dance and music

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We were very honored to have Fred Schwartz and his wife Ailine, visit the library in May. They met with the Peace Fighters, RCLLC staff and local officials to discuss ideas for designing and implementing this initiative at the grassroots level.

Fred founded the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation www.auschwitzinstitute.org in Oświęcim, Poland, in 2005 as an international center for the study of the prevention of genocide. In that time, through the Schwartz’s tireless efforts the institute has built regional and sub-regional programs in genocide and mass atrocity prevention throughout Europe, Middle East. Latin America and now Africa.  Fred has also served on UN and other commissions worldwide @ conflict/genocide prevention and peace.