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Arts and Reconstruction after Genocide

Visions and Voices

In conjunction with the performance of Africa’s Hope by the Rwandan theatre company Mashirika, a panel discussion will be co-hosted by the USC School of Dramatic Arts / Applied Theatre Arts program and the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

In conjunction with the performance of Africa’s Hope, which explores the stories of Rwandan genocide survivors, members of the Rwandan theatre company Mashirika will participate in a panel discussion on arts and reconstruction after genocide. The discussion will be co-hosted by the USC School of Dramatic Arts / Applied Theatre Arts program and the USC Shoah Foundation. Rwanda has benefited from a long-standing relationship with the Shoah Foundation Institute, which has provided a framework for understanding the genocide and seeking pathways to healing and reconciliation. 

Established in 1997, Mashirika is composed of artists from a variety of disparate cultures who were exiled in Uganda during the 1994 genocide. This core group of actors, dancers and musicians is dedicated to presenting workshops and plays exploring issues around collective trauma, conflict resolution, HIV/AIDS education, genocide healing and reconciliation. 

Related Events:

Africa’s Hope: A Story of Survival and Hope
Featuring Mashirika Creative and Performing Arts Group
Wednesday, September 19, 7 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium
For more info, click here.

Mashirika Theatre Workshop
Friday, September 21, 12 to 2:50 p.m.
Massman Theatre
For more info, click here

Organized by the USC School of Dramatic Arts.