Guest Lecture by Carl Wilkens
Carl Wilkens, the only American to remain in Rwanda during the entire 1994 genocide, will discuss his experiences during the genocide and his subsequent work on behalf of peace and understanding. Wilkens' choice to stay and try to help resulted in saving the lives of several adults and preventing the massacre of hundreds of children. The former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) in Rwanda, Wilkens is the author of the memoir I'm Not Leaving and the founder of World Outside My Shoes, a non-profit education and professional development organization committed to inspiring and equipping people to enter the world of "The Other." This event is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and by UNI-STAND.