An Evening with Author Sandra Uwiringiyimana
In How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child, Uwiringiyimana tells a moving and inspiring story of her life as a girl in The Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she survived a massacre, immigrated to America and overcame her trauma through art and activism. Since her family’s resettlement in 2007, Uwiringiyimana has fought hard to call for justice for the Gatumba massacre and has become a voice for women and girls, refugees and immigrants, and forgotten people like the Banyamulenge Tribe. She addressed the United Nations Security Council at the request of Ambassador Samantha Power to plead with world leaders to act on the pressing issue of children in armed conflict.
Uwiringiyimana is co-founder and director of partnerships and communications at Jimbere Fund, an organization that aims to revitalize distressed communities in Congo by investing in women, and is finishing her studies in New York City.
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