Hamline News

Student Panel Presents on Rwanda Genocide


A group of Hamline University students, Amber Alme, Greta Lapcinski, Abigail Thompson, and Patrick Woods, presented to an audience of faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Along with Sociology Professor Máel Embser-Herbert and Caroline Hilk, Center for Teaching and Learning, the students shared their experience learning abroad while in Rwanda in May 2016, including perspectives on the genocide memorials, reconciliation efforts, and organizations that were improving human health and wellness. After the panel discussion, guests were invited to purchase peace baskets and handicrafts to support the work of the nonprofit, Azizi Life. The group raised more than $300 to support the organization.