The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project is pleased to welcome Congolese native, genocide survivor, and international humanitarian Rose Mapendo to MCC for its 6th annual Voices of Vigilance program on Wednesday, March 14. Mapendo will share her story of courage and forgiveness at two presentations.
PEACE AND RECONCILIATION
Hear how, after escaping from Congolese death camp in 1998, Rose Mapendo engages a global community accept peace and reconciliation.
Room 4151, Damon City Campus
Tickets required; free for MCC students, faculty and staff; not open to the public.
OVERCOMING OVERWHELMING OBSTACLES
Hear Rose Mapendo’s exceptional story of survival and her heartfelt message that continues to inspire audiences worldwide.
Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Monroe A/B), Brighton Campus
Tickets required; free for MCC students, faculty and staff; $10 general public.
Mapendo is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is now considered the most dangerous place on earth for women. In 1998, Mapendo was living in the Democratic Republic of Congo with her husband and seven children when war broke out and those in her ethnic group were targeted. Her fellow Congolese were hunted, jailed, tortured, and raped. After sixteen months of imprisonment. Mapendo and her children became refugees and eventually made their way to the United States. Honored by the White House, she was named the Humanitarian of the Year by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2009. With her brother, she founded Mapendo New Horizons, which offers assistance and access to medical help to war victims, and educates about the effects of war on women and children, specifically.
Look for additional events leading up to the Voices of Vigilance program in upcoming issues of the MCC Daily Tribune.
and Human Rights Project
Voices of Vigilance 2012.pdf