Announcements / March 2019

Miracle in Rwanda

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You are invited to join the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) for an inspiring afternoon on Sunday, April 7th.

Following an acclaimed world tour, Miracle in Rwanda, a “powerful, deeply moving” play based on the true story of the New York Times best-selling author of Left to Tell, makes its debut off-Broadway in April. USCRI is pleased to invite you to a special performance of Miracle in Rwanda prior to its official opening night. Following the show, we are honored to have the former President of the Parliament of Rwanda join us for a panel discussion reflecting on the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.

Miracle in Rwanda tells the story of Immaculée Llibagiza, a Rwandan Tutsi forced to hide with seven others in an impossibly cramped space while a brutal militia of Hutu tribesmen hunts for them. Armed with nothing but her rosary, she discovers the transformative power of faith and forgiveness. Actress Malaika Uwamahoro, a native Rwandan herself, transforms herself into every character in this harrowing and uplifting story. The show has been described as “stunning,” “uplifting,” and “a dramatic triumph.”

Please join us for a special performance of Miracle in Rwanda on Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lion Theatre in NYC, coinciding with the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The show will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Eskinder Negash, President and CEO of USCRI; Leslie Lewis, creator of Miracle in Rwanda; and special guest Joseph Sebarenzi, the President of the Parliament of Rwanda immediately following the genocide and author of God Sleeps in Rwanda.

Stay with us after the discussion for a reception to meet the panelists and learn how you can join USCRI’s efforts to help immigrants and refugees here in the U.S. and overseas. Reception drinks and small bites are included with your ticket.

Miracle in Rwanda has been chosen by the United Nations as the official artistic representation of the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.

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