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Congolese activist Zawadi Nikuze on reconciliation in North Kivu

Zawadi NikuzeSwarthmore Friends Meeting is honored to host a forum for Swarthmore students, faculty, staff, and members of surrounding communities to meet Congolese activist Zawadi Nikuze. Ms. Nikuze coordinates reconciliation work in the eastern province of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. As part of the African Great Lakes Initiative on peace and reconciliation, her work includes facilitating workshops on healing from violence, rape, and the trauma of displacement. Ms. Nikuze’s fluency in French, English, Swahili, and three regional languages have been essential to her powerful work. Come and be inspired by the far-reaching effects of Zawadi Nikuze’s embodiment of the Quaker Peace Testimony.

You may sample personal narratives (compiled by Zawadi Nikuze) of displaced families, 2007-2009, and their experiences with reconciliation.

Sunday, April 25th, 2010


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