Rwanda genocide curriculum

Hear how students are learning to transform their school culture


NPR's news-talk program Tell Me More interviewed Upstander Director Dr. Mishy Lesser and East Hartford High School language arts teacher Joanie Landrum about the yearlong pilot we are running at EHHS for teachers and students to build social-emotional skills and learn about compassion, forgiveness, and othering. You can listen to the 9-minute audio segment or read the transcript at the Tell Me More website.

Mass graves honor victims at Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre


April marks 20 years since years of discrimination and hatred escalated into genocide. More than half a million people were killed in 100 days, many of the victims are buried in mass graves at the site of the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre (pictured above) where they are remembered in a permanent museum. Human Rights Watch has just issued a new report on how Rwanda and Rwandans are progressing, with a special focus on justice after genocide. You'll find a summary here and you can read the full 20 page report here. This April you'll also be able to watch the new 20th anniversary commemorative edition of our documentary film Coexist. Broadcast information is available on our website here.

New Trailer Released

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Check out the newly released trailer (below) for the soon-to-be released hour-long edition of Coexist, coming to a TV near you in the Spring! Please share it, tweet about it (@coexistdoc), post your thoughts on our facebook, and tell your friends.

It's been a busy summer and early fall for the Coexist team. We're fresh off workshops at the Massachusetts Teacher's Association Conference and an amazing time spent working with the staff and education teams of South Africa's Holocaust and Genocide Centres in Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg.

South Africa Holocaust and Genocide Centres Staff at Coexist workshop in Durban

Much more come this fall as we present at conferences in Waterloo, Ontario, Daytona Beach, Florida, and St. Louis Missouri. More details are available here:

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Commemorating the genocide in Rwanda

Commemorating the genocide in Rwanda

Commemorating the 19th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide with a tribute to a young victim of the slaughter. Coexist is a documentary and educational outreach project in use by more than 3,000 schools and community organizations in 50 states and more than a dozen countries.