On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Symposium on Genocide and Human Rights will host an evening event at 7 p.m. in the Sanford Room.
The program will include the showing of "A Song for my Sister," a documentary about a family of refugees from Congo. Following the Gatumba Massacre of 2004, the film’s co-director Princesse Nabintu and her sisters Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Adele Kibasumba settled with their family in Rochester. Using traditional music and original poetry, "A Song for my Sister," is about rebuilding, recovering and struggling for justice.
After the screening, co-director Joanna Heatwole and film participants Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Adele Kibasumba will discuss the process of collaborative grassroots filmmaking and concrete ways that students and community members can participate in the ongoing process toward peace. Foundation of Hope will perform traditional healing music and share their work providing education for war orphan refugees and other at-risk youth in Rwanda