Thursday, April 2, 2009

Too many books on genocide...

April is Genocide Prevention Month and April 2009 also marks the 15th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda.

Voice of America has an informative blurb on the efforts taking place world-wide to bring awareness to the violence of the past and end all present and future genocide. Check out to learn about actions and events happening in your area and around the world.

Here at MLK Jr. Memorial Library we put up a display! An earth shattering idea- we know. The display is sitting outside the Art/History reading room and holds books on Rwanda, Darfur, Armenia, Bosnia, the Holocaust, and Cambodia. Grab a book on an area that interests you most, peruse the UN Declaration of Human Rights, or just pick up a flier on "30 things you can do during Genocide Prevention Month."

Two new titles received today were added to the table:

Mahmood Mamdani's latest- Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror and Gerard Prunier's Africa's World War.

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