Clemantine Wamariya

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Yale University, Class of 2013

Clemantine Wamariya was six-years-old when the genocide started in Rwanda. Miraculously she and her sixteen-year-old sister, Claire, managed to survive but they were separated from their parents. During the six years following the genocide, Ms. Wamariya lived in numerous refugee camps in seven different African countries before coming to Chicago in 2000. Since first discussing her experiences as both a survivor of genocide and her life as a refugee on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006, Ms. Wamariya has traveled the country, speaking at numerous universities, high schools, and other organizations. Currently an undergraduate at Yale University, Ms. Wamariya is involved in several human rights and genocide intervention activities. More recently, President Barack Obama appointed Wamariya to serve on the board of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Friday, October 12
Edison Talks

Edison Talks

Edison Talks is an invitation-only, daylong gathering of provocative presentations, performances and interactive installations led by globally... read more
Speakers: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Michael Sandel, Shaifali Puri, Scott Thomas, Deborah Kenny, Ph.D., Paul Dateh, Jason Silva, Michael Skolnik, AK Pradeep, Steve Stoute, Thomas K. Stat, Clemantine Wamariya, Mike Scotti, Graham Hill, Martin Cooper, Greg Anderson, Elizabeth Joy Roe, Dennis Hong, Giles Duley, Fisher Stevens
Oriental Theatre 24 West Randolph Street

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