Teaching the Human Story of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda
Dr. Sara E. Brown and Dr. Hollie Nyseth Nzitatira have designed curricular resources that draw upon testimonies and social scientific research from Rwanda to teach the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi. It also empowers educators to explore and answer core questions about genocide, such as: What are the causes of genocide? Why do civilians perpetrate genocide? Why do some people rescue instead? How does a country recover after genocide? They will share insights from their experience (collectively, they have been working in Rwanda since 2004) and the more than 500 testimonies they’ve gathered from Rwandans about their experiences before, during, and after the 1994 genocide.