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A Life of Justice through Peacebuilding: Omar Ndizeye

February 17, 2023
1 p.m.
Bowne Hall, Room 122, Dutchess Community College

How can a socially-just society that empowers the vulnerable be built out of the upheaval of genocide? Join us as we explore this question with Omar Ndizeye (he/him) of the SUNY Binghamton Genocide and Mass Atrocities Prevention program. As a young boy, he was among the very few who survived the mass killings at Nyamata Catholic Church during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Having witnessed the loss of many family members, Omar decided to dedicate his life to peacebuilding. In his native Rwanda, Omar worked in civil society where he focused on the memorization process in Post Genocide Rwanda, Peacebuilding, Youth Strategic empowerment/engagement, as well as developing strategic actions that respond to the genocide prevention, peacebuilding and socioeconomic needs. Omar also developed Humura Nturi Wenyine (Don’t worry you are not alone) a psycho-social support program for the student survivors organization, a program that combines counseling helpline services and volunteer-based first aid intervention.

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