Kwibuka Rwanda Launch & Commemoration Event

Saturday 21 April, 15.00 - 18.00

Join members of the Rwandan community to commemorate those who perished during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. During the genocide, more than one million people lost their lives in just 100 days. Every year Rwandans ask the world to come together to support the survivors of the genocide, and to ensure that such an atrocity can never happen again. The service will be followed by a reception with light refreshments at Pitt Rivers Museum. Please note that guests are required to be seated in the Mansfield College chapel by 14.55 and the chapel doors will be closed to allow for the smooth running of the event.


15.00 - 17.00, Mansfield College

  • Opening prayers
  • Panel discussion
  • Survivor testimony
  • Candle lighting


17.00 - 18.00,  Pitt Rivers Museum

Join us at Pitt Rivers Museum (5 minutes walk from Mansfield College) for refreshments, songs from the Oxford Rwandan Choir and to view Kwibuka Rwandaa new exhibition that raises awareness and understanding of the way Rwandans commemorate victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Kwibuka means 'remember' in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda's official language. It describes the annual commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Access to the Pitt Rivers Museum will be via Robinson Close on South Parks Road, OX1 3PP.

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Location: Mansfield College. Enter Pitt Rivers Museum via Robinson Close, off South Parks Road, OX1 3PP. 

Information about the Kwibuka Rwanda exhibition can be found at