Humanitarian Carl Wilkens, the only American to remain in Rwanda during the country’s 1994 genocide, will share his story of aiding his Tusti friends at 6:30 p.m. May 16.

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will host the special event where Wilkens will talk about the horrors he faced daily while dodging gunfire, and navigating through armed and bloodstained soldiers and civilians so that he could bring food, water and medicine to orphans trapped in Tusti, Rwanda.

Rwandan genocide survivors living in the Metroplex will also be present.

The event is $5 for teachers, students and museum members, and $10 for non-members.


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