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Women of Rwanda

Robyn Short is a graduate student of liberal studies: Before traveling to Rwanda, I read Jennie Burnet’s brilliantly researched book, Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda, which provides detailed accounts of personal narratives of the women … Continue reading

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What It Means to Be Human

Robyn Short is a graduate student of liberal studies: There is nothing that challenges one’s ability to understand what it means to be human more than visiting a country that has a history of genocide, and to experience the resiliency … Continue reading

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The House That Love Built

Robyn Short is a graduate student of liberal studies: When Arlene Brown retired at the age of 65, she thought she would enjoy a life of leisure and travel. But after two years of traveling the world, she came to … Continue reading

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Selfie Gallery

Here are some fun pictures of me with some of my friends from Ascate, some are adultos mayores (older adults) while others work at the center.  

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To the Unknown

Thirteen SMU students, faculty and staff are in Rwanda from August 4-13, 2016 with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program. After the country’s 1994 genocide, in which as many as a million people were killed in 100 days, “history lives on,” says group leader and program director Rick Halperin. The group are visiting genocide sites and meeting with survivors, government representatives and representatives of NGOs, They are also carrying donated books, classroom supplies, toys and clothing to share with the schools and orphanages they are visiting. Continue reading

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POTUS at the DNC

Dorothy O. is a junior majoring in public relations/corporate communication and public affairs with a focus on political science: July 28 I can honestly say that my feet have never been the size they are now. Over the course of … Continue reading

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Scripted, to On-the-Fly

Dorothy O. is a junior majoring in public relations/corporate communication and public affairs with a focus on political science: July 26: I texted almost every member of my family last night: “this is the field that I want to go … Continue reading

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Eight States of Genocide

Robyn Short is a graduate student of liberal studies: Warning: Graphic Content April 15, 1994, nine days after the start of the Rwanda Genocide, more than 7,000 Hutu militia marched down a narrow lane toward the Nyarubuye convent and cathedral. … Continue reading

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Peace in Action

Robyn Short is a graduate student of liberal studies: Like many African countries, Rwanda is a country that struggles to properly care for its children, leaving many children to suffer with a difficult life alone in the streets. Street children, … Continue reading

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Umuganura: A Day of Sharing

Robyn Short is a graduate student of liberal studies: August 5 is a day of celebration and sharing in Rwanda. It is the day Umuganura, or Harvest Day, is celebrated. The holiday is a time of unification with family, village … Continue reading

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