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Goodbye to Beautiful Rwanda

Today was our last full day together in Rwanda. We drove for three hours through the countryside to reach Lake Kivu, where we took pictures of sparkling blue water surrounded by rolling hills that disappear into mist. When I get … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Palace

Today, was the first day in Rwanda that we, the CUNY students, have been on our own together. Today, we drove to the Southern Province of Rwanda, through farms and forests and rice fields—the scenery changing every few moments. Today, … Continue reading

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Routines

I want to take a minute to talk about routines. In this morning’s session with Chris and Helen, the students from the University of Rwanda College of Education were introduced to the theatrical convention of ‘routines’, sequences of action that … Continue reading

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Etched On Our Hearts

Today was our final day in Rwanda.  After two weeks of working, we took the day off to relax and unwind by Lake Kivu in Kibuye (roughly a three hour ride West of Kigali).  The views were incredible, and we … Continue reading

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To Look: A Reflection on the Kigali Memorial Centre

In his book on the 1994 Rwandan genocide, “We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families,” Philip Gourevitch discusses the twin desires to look and also not to look at horrific things.  He describes … Continue reading

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