Paul Rusesabagina shares his empowering story at U of M
In 2004, Hotel Rwanda hit the big screen. It went from life experience to book, book to film.
The story is about Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
I recently got a chance to hear Mr. Rusesabagina speak at the University of Minnesota -- a truly surreal experience. Here is a man who not only survived a mass genocide, but saved the lives of thousands in the process.
His book, An Ordinary Man, tells his story. It explains how one person can make a difference.
At the end of his speech, Mr. Rusesabagina gave his call to action and told the crowd to act. Inform our politicians, get the the word out and support the people in the current Congo crisis.
Congo recently has had violence spread across the country from some of the same international criminals that participated in the Rwanda genocides.
I encourage you to look more into the conflict and help in any way you can.
This post was originally published by Tristan Pollock on Blogger.