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April 30, 2018
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7 p.m.

North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

War and What Comes After:
A Conversation with Clemantine Wamariya
Public Program

The stories of people seeking refuge, shaped by political violence and geographic displacement, are many, and Clemantine Wamariya has her own singular story to tell. She grew up in a close-knit family in Rwanda, eating pineapple cake and playing in her mother’s tropical garden. At just six years old, she and her older sister fled Rwanda's 1994 genocide and began a six-year, seven-country odyssey before they were granted refugee status in the United States. She describes this journey in her new book, The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After. Join Clemantine for an unforgettable conversation about turning experience into story, survival into living, and memory into action for justice and the prevention of atrocities.

Featured Speaker
Clemantine Wamariya, Author

Edna Friedberg, Historian, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Event Chairs
Marcia and Tom Fraerman

 Registration will open at 6:15 p.m. 

Midwest Regional Office

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