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    As of 2018 Survivors Tribune is part of a new umbrella called 'Ishami Foundation'. For more information please visit our brand new website at www.ishamifoundation.org

    Survivor Talk

    The speaker focuses their talk around an account of their own experiences, such as the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda or the Syrian war and refugee crisis. These talks can last between 1-2 hours and are usually presented by one survivor to a single group of students (10-1000)

    S4S Workshop

    By looking at historical and contemporary examples, with a particular focus on the genocide in Rwanda, the workshops seek to strengthen young people’s resistance to divisive rhetoric and radicalisation by helping them to recognise the processes that lead to prejudice, extremism and identity-based hatred. Through interactive exercises and role-play the students learn that anybody can be vulnerable to extremism when certain processes take place and that extremism is not a phenomena particular to any culture, region or religion.

    Participants are shown that around the world there have always been people who have stood up against prejudice and extremism. The students are encouraged to think about the motivations of individuals from history who rejected hatred and instead fought to protect the rights of others. Participants are challenged to be critical thinkers who question divisive information and always try to recognise the processes that lead to division - making the active choice to stand up against them.

  • #S4S Workshops

     

    By looking at historical and contemporary examples, with a particular focus on the genocide in Rwanda, the workshops seek to strengthen young people’s resistance to divisive rhetoric and radicalisation by helping them to recognise the processes that lead to prejudice, extremism and identity-based hatred. Through interactive exercises and role-play the students learn that anybody can be vulnerable to extremism when certain processes take place and that extremism is not a phenomena particular to any culture, region or religion.

    Participants are shown that around the world there have always been people who have stood up against prejudice and extremism. The students are encouraged to think about the motivations of individuals from history who rejected hatred and instead fought to protect the rights of others. Participants are challenged to be critical thinkers who question divisive information and always try to recognise the processes that lead to division - making the active choice to stand up against them.

    #S4S SURVIVOR TESTIMONY

    WHAT’S IN THE STORY?​

    It’s not every day you meet someone who saved your life. At barely 5 feet, I towered over her. A small, diminutive, perfectly dressed woman, she was no longer the cool girl I knew. I remember her in blue faded jeans, a white shirt and red lipstick; bronzed by the January sun, gleaming with youthful beauty. I gave her a muffled welcome and quickly ushered her through the lounge room, and was soon spilling hot water all over my hands in an attempt to make her a cup of tea.

    She could barely look me in the eye. She wiped away a tear with a delicate, manicured hand and sipped on the white cup staining it with red lipstick.

    “Last time I saw you, I was cleaning your wounds as your mother clasped her hand on your mouth to muffle the screaming.” She whispered. I did not expect that. It never occurred to me that my face might have haunted her for 21 years. I remember the colour of her lipstick but she remembers the colour of my blood. She was only 14 when the genocide broke out. She climbed over the fence to help us, dodging bullets and Interahamwe when neighbours that were more able refused to budge. Moreover, there she was: the embodiment of courage and goodness, bravery, grace and beauty - my perfect hero. I was the end of her innocence, a bullet-ridden child’s body forever burned in her mind, a traumatic memory to carry for many years to come. She sat next to me and held my hand.

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    1) General Inquiries

    survivorstribune@gmail.com
    2) For #Survivors4Schools Talks Inquiries
    Fill out THE FORM below or send a direct email to survivorstribune@gmail.com with a message in the Subject: ST SPEAKERS REQUEST for school/College/University talks or Subject: INTERVIEW REQUEST for radio/newspaper/TV interviews.
     

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    However, due to the number of emails, we are not able to guarantee a response straight away. It may take 24-48 hours to receive a response, and we do appreciate your patience.

     

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