Curator Valerie Love in Rwanda

Curator Valerie Love in Rwanda

 

Valerie Love, Curator for Human Rights and the Alternative Press Collection at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, is witnessing human rights work first hand in Kigali, Rwanda, as a participant in a human rights delegation through the organization Global Youth Connect.  Fifteen years ago, between 800,000 and 1 million people were killed in a horrific genocide that attempted to destroy the Tutsi minority and also targeted moderate Hutus in Rwanda.  “The new government has made extraordinary progress in restoring stability and security to a ravaged society; however the many scars of genocide are still visible and the work of justice and reconciliation is ongoing,” she writes in an email.

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