The Educators’ Institute for Human Rights

2013 Conference Agenda

July 27th - 29th

Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, Rwanda


Saturday, 27 July

1:00 pm     Registration at Kigali Genocide Memorial

2:00 pm     Opening Remarks     Freddy Mutanguha, Director of the Kigali Genocide Memorial

2:30 pm     Conference Overview     Drew Beiter & Mark Gudgel , EIHR

3:00 pm     “A Brief History of the Holocaust”     Mark Gudgel, EIHR

4:30 pm     “Commemorating the 1994 Genocide”     Aloys Mahwa, IGSC

6:00 pm     Dinner at the KGM Cafeteria 

7:00 pm     Survivor Testimony     Louise Lawrence-Israels, EIHR

8:00 pm     Speaker Panel     Louise Lawrence-Israels & Ruth Cohen, USHMM

9:00 pm     Bus back to Discover Rwanda Hostel 


Sunday, 28 July

8:00 am     Breakfast at Hostel 

8:30 am     Bus to Kigali Genocide Memorial 

9:00 am     What are Human Rights?     Drew Beiter, EIHR

9:30 am     RGTA Overview     RGTA Leaders 

10:00 am    “The Holocaust & Genocide in Rwanda”     Albert Rutikanga & Damas Mugabo, RGTA

11:00 am    “Overcoming challenges teaching about genocide”     Vincent Muvunyi & Arcade Uwizeyimana, RGTA

12:00 pm    Lunch at KGM Cafeteria 

1:00 pm     “The role of education in preventing genocide”     Silas Ndamage & Jean de Dieu Dusingize, RGTA

2:00 pm     “I-Witness; using survivor testimony”     Appalon Gahongayire

3:30 pm     Tea Break in conference room

4:00 pm     “Becoming a Human Rights Defender”     Drew Beiter, EIHR

5:30 pm     Dinner at KGM Cafeteria 

6:30 pm     “What Should You Do?” (a play)     Jonathan Salt, Ojemba

8:00 pm     Q&A with Jonathan Salt, Ojemba 

8:30 pm     Bus back to Discover Rwanda Hostel 


Monday, 29 July

8:00 am     Breakfast at Hostel 

8:30 am     Bus to Kigali Genocide Memorial

9:00 am     “Using literature to teach genocide”     Aimable Twagilimana, EIHR

10:30 am    Closing Remarks and Registration     RGTA Leaders

11:00 am    Paperwork: Surveys, Thank-you Cards

12:00 pm    Handing out Certificates, Closing Remarks     Drew Beiter & Mark Gudgel, EIHR

12:45 pm    Group Photograph 

1:00 pm     Lunch at Kigali Genocide Memorial Cafeteria, depart when you need to