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PHOTOS AND CUTLINES, MAY 21 RECEPTION FOR "WITNESS TO GENOCIDE"

Participants in Rwanda book receptionParticipants in a May 21 book party at the United Nations underscored the message of healing and hope at the heart of "Witness to Genocide: The Children of Rwanda," a collection of artwork by child survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. From left: H.E. Dr. Richard Sezibera, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the United States, who contributed an essay to the book; Dr. Bob Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, the organization that published the book; and Richard A. Salem, editor of the book and president of Conflict Management Initiatives, a not-for-profit organization that supports and encourages the use of mediation and other collaborative processes to manage community conflicts.

 

 

 

Participants in Rwanda book receptionContributors and supporters of "Witness to Genocide: The Children of Rwanda," a collection of artwork by child survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, were recognized at a May 21 reception at the United Nations. From left: Richard A. Salem, editor of the book and president of the not-for-profit organization Conflict Management Initiatives; H.E. Dr. Richard Sezibera, Rwandan Ambassador to the United States, who wrote an essay for the book; Trudy. L Mason, who represented Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton at the event; Dr. Bob Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, the organization that published the book; and H.E. Anastase Gasana, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the UN. Ms. Mason is holding the award given last October by an Italian cultural organization, the Research Centre for the Development and Recovery of Human Potential, to then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton for her contribution to the book.

 

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