January 6, 2014

The Ride for the Survivors

“We don’t choose the things we believe in. They choose us.” I once heard this in a film and never was it more true than my involvement with Rwandan genocide survivors. When I was in college, I had intended to join the Peace Corps after graduating. Unfortunately, this plan got sidetracked by various personal issues […]

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January 13, 2014

The Rwandan Genocide – The World Watched and Did Nothing

I have visited Rwanda five times. I have been to the Genocide Memorial in Kigali five times. I have exited the last section of the memorial dedicated to the child victims with tears streaming down my cheeks five times. I could visit it a hundred times and not have a different result. More than the […]

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June 11, 2014

Houston Chronicle Article June 10, 2014

1 million reasons for trio’s Rwandan bike trek Three friends to cross African country to mark genocide’s anniversary By Ana Goni-Lessan  |                                   June 10, 2014                  |  Updated: June 11, 2014 11:16am Photo By Ana Goni-Lessan                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ron Kerr, left, Fred Zapalac and David Chaney will ride across Rwanda June 18-22 to increase awareness of the […]

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June 13, 2014

The Leader Article June 12, 2014

Art a la Carte: Ride for the Survivors June 12, 2014 | Filed under: Art a la Carte,Hipstrict,Top Stories | Posted by: admin I’m taking a slight diversion from art this week to tell you about what three men are doing that I find absolutely amazing, inspiring and courageous. They were brought to my attention […]

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Petition to the United Nations to establish a trust fund for Rwandan Genocide Survivors

http://www.change.org/petitions/the-united-nations-establish-a-trust-fund-for-survivors-of-the-1994-rwandan-genocide We, the undersigned, call on our Government as a member state of the United Nations General Assembly to meaningfully honour Resolution 68/129 (Assistance to Survivors of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda) which calls for “assistance in the areas of education for orphans, medical care and treatment for victims of sexual violence, including HIV-positive victims, […]

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July 7, 2014

Rwanda New Times Article

Americans raise Rwf21 million in Genocide awareness bike ride Three Americans on Thursday started riding more than 200 miles across Rwanda to raise awareness of the 20th anniversary of the Genocide. David Chaney, Ron Kerr and Fred Zapalac have raised $31,000 (about Rwf21 million) so far for Survivors Fund, a British non-profit that assists Genocide […]

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Cycling Route

200 miles across the Rwandan mountains starting in Gisenyi, passing through Kigali and ending in Rusumo.