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“How Many Languages Do You Speak?”

Today was technically our second full day in Rwanda. To me, it felt like the first since I slept until well past noon yesterday after an exhausting 21 hour journey from New York the day before. As much as I … Continue reading

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Moments of Connection

Red dirt roads. Red brick. Stone. Big blue sky with no clouds. Bamboo sticks, palms. Golden-green banana trees. People waving. The deep blue of the evening coming and the silver of the stars. The yellow gold of writing by candlelight. … Continue reading

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Agahozo-Shalom

I rushed downstairs from my hotel room with just enough time to eat a hard boiled egg and pastry in the now familiar courtyard at the Civitas hotel.  The weather was perfect as usual, warm and breezy.  At 8:30, the … Continue reading

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Reflection

Today we had time to reflect as a large group on the theatre sessions we all worked on over the past four days. Reflection with a group of eighty people can feel overwhelming, if not impossible. If I’m being honest, … Continue reading

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Murakoze. Thank you for a day to remember.

“I’ll always remember this day. For the rest of my life.” These words were spoken by one of my classmates while we sat discussing the day’s events over dinner. I wholeheartedly agree. As a young child, I fell in love … Continue reading

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Our First Day in Kigali

We have arrived! Today is the end of our first full day in Rwanda, and it was a wonderful one! Half of our cohort, plus Professor Amy Green, arrived at Kigali Airport last night around 7pm, and the second half … Continue reading

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FRIDAY: A DAY OF PLANNING

This morning after our first Civitas breakfast – a feast of fruits, cereal, toast, and omelet washed down with African tea and coffee – we made the time-honored walk to the college. We were a little later than when we … Continue reading

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