The lecture titled, “A Message of Peace and Reconciliation” will be held on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center Theater on CSCC’s campus.
Dr. Joseph Sebarenzi is the presenter for this lecture.
Sebarenzi is the former head of the Rwanda Parliament; he has endured tragedy most of us cannot fathom. He lost both his parents, seven siblings, and numerous other relatives in the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Yet, years later, as a senior government official in a position to exact revenge, he instead pushed for peace and reconciliation.
“Revenge is like adding guilt to victim hood,” says Sebarenzi. “It solves nothing. At some point, we have to ignore the past and envision the future.”
This program series offers unique viewpoints in cultural diversity from the history of the Trail of Tears at Red Clay to the plight of the Lost Boys of Sudan.
The Bridging Cultures program series is free to the public and is made possible by Merck Foundation, in cooperation with the Cleveland State Community College Foundation.
To register for the program series or for more information, visit the website at http://mycs.cc/bridgingcultures. Participants can register for one event or for all.