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We Rest and Remember

Sunday, July 23, 2017 For our last day together in Rwanda, we went on a long, windy drive west to Lake Kivu and Kibuye. This area is a place that holds some of the most beautiful views of nature’s creation, … Continue reading

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The Nyamirambo Women’s Center

Ahh! Sunday arrived. After a stimulating and full first week we had our first free day where we could choose what activities we wanted to do, if any. With this “interesting and interested” group, it is no surprise that we … Continue reading

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RWANDA 2017: ARRIVALS, REUNIONS – AND SURPRISES

Helen & Chris have been here four days now and already a lot has happened. After a long but pleasantly uneventful journey, we arrived late on July 4th, Rwanda’s Liberation Day (that marks the end of the 1994 genocide) at … Continue reading

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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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Turongera

Two days ago, we all, CUNY and URCE students together, began creating a play using the folk tale The Magic Calabash as inspiration. Yesterday, Friday, after a whirlwind devising and rehearsal process, we ended that process with a final performance … Continue reading

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Playbuilding Part I

There were around 80 of us sitting in a circle, listening to Helen and Chris tell the folktale of The Magic Calabash. Their arms gestured wildly as their voices imitated curious children, greedy parents, playful Water Spirits, and a Giant … 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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