Where: 132 West 14th Street (Next to the Salvation Army)
When: Saturday, April 23, from 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Light snacks and beverages will be provided. For more information, please contact Lewie Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org
In April of 1994, the small country of Rwanda experienced genocide. In just 100 days, some 800,000 people were slaughtered by Hutu extremists in the name of hate. Every year in April, Rwandans and friends of Rwanda remember. In April of 2015, another conflict erupted in Burundi, Rwanda’s neighbor, when President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run for a third term. Since then, hundreds of people have been killed, hundreds of thousands have fled as refugees and genocide is again on the tongues of many.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 marks the one year anniversary of the Burundian violence. Burundian ex-patriates from all over North America will be coming to New York City to advocate in front of the United Nations for an end to the injustice. In anticipation of this rally, please join us on Saturday, April 23, 2016, for a night of intercession, worship and storytelling, commemorating the genocide in Rwanda and praying for peace and stability in Burundi.