Tickets for seating in the Performance Hall are sold out for the Sept. 13 lecture by Rwandan genocide survivor and New York Times best selling author Immaculée Ilibagiza, but overflow seating and a live video feed in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center are still available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ilibagiza’s appearance is hosted by Newman University in conjunction with Legatus – Wichita Chapter and The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies. Ilibagiza will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13 on “Faith, Hope and Forgiveness.” A book signing will follow the event. Books will be available for purchase by cash or check only.
Ilibagiza survived the Rwanda genocide in 1994 when she and seven other women spent 91 days huddled silently together in a cramped bathroom of a local pastor’s house. Her entire family was brutally murdered, with the exception of one brother who had been studying out of the country. During her time in hiding, Ilibagiza overcame her anger and resentment by turning to faith, and ultimately found it possible, in fact imperative, to forgive her tormentors and her family’s murderers.
The lecture at Newman features complimentary admission, but reservations are required. To reserve a seat RSVP to [email protected], or 942-4291, ext. 2483, or visit http://immaculee.eventbrite.com. To learn more about Ilibagiza click here.