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Carl Wilkens provide insights into genocide

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Carl Wilkens

Carl Wilkens, former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda, will talk about his decision to remain in Rwanda in 1994 after the genocide began in his lecture “The World Outside My Shoes” on Monday, September 24, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

As the only American to remain in the country when the genocide began, his decision to stay prevented the massacre of hundreds of children. In this presentation, Wilkens arms us with new insights into the fight against genocide, along with tools and inspiration for re-evaluating our relationships. He also reminds us of the profound connection between history and the moral choices we face each day.

Wilkens was featured in Frontline’s “Ghosts of Rwanda” and “The Few Who Stayed: Defying Genocide,” an American Radio Works documentary, which aired on National Public Radio.

This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series and is held in conjunction with the One Million Bones genocide awareness events. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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