On the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Human Rights Watch’s Chicago Committee stands in solidarity with the victims and with those who survived.
Date and time: 
November 5, 2014
Location: 
Radisson Blu Aqua (221 N. Columbus Ave)

The 2014 Annual Voices for Justice Dinner will honor the work of the late Alison Des Forges, one of the world’s foremost experts on Rwanda, who dedicated her life to the struggle for human rights in Rwanda. And, we will introduce our community to Lewis Mudge, a young Human Rights Watch researcher who now walks Des Forges’ footsteps, not only in Rwanda, but also in Central African Republic, where the events of 1994 threaten to repeat themselves.

Stand with us as we devote ourselves not only to remembering, but also to looking forward.

Human Rights Watch has been documenting and exposing human rights violations in Rwanda since the early 1990s. In the period leading up to the genocide, Des Forges worked tirelessly to alert world powers to the impending crisis in Rwanda. Few would listen. By the time the genocidal forces had unleashed their sinister program and the world had woken up to the full horror that was unfolding in Rwanda, it was too late.

Together, we can ensure it is not too late to address other crises, such as Central African Republic. Join us as we honor the memory of Alison and the Rwandans who lost their lives – by investigating abuses, exposing them to the world, and pressing for change.

For more information, including how to purchase tables and tickets, please visit bidpal.net/voicesforjustice2014.