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September 10, 2011
Victim of Rwandan genocide to speak for peace, forgiveness

By Dante Geoffrey

dgeoffrey@sacbee.com

It is unlikely you have ever heard of Immaculee Ilibagiza, but if you take the time to learn her story, it is unlikely you will ever forget her.

Ilibagiza will be speaking at the Truckee Community Recreation Center on Sept. 17, telling her personal account of the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

Ilibagiza lost 60 pounds in the 91 days she spent in refuge with seven other women in a cramped bathroom. When she emerged, she learned that she also had lost most of her family.

Author of the book "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust," Ilibagiza travels around the world speaking on the importance of peace, faith and forgiveness.

Tickets for her 7 p.m. appearance are $30 for adults and $15 for ages 18 and under. For more information, visit www.truckeetahoepeaceproject.org.

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