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How being a footballer saved me from death - Eric Murangwa

26 March 2019

An illustrated talk by Eric Murangwa, MBE, survivor of the Genocide in Rwanda against the Tutsi, hosted by Cambridge United Community Trust and organised in partnership with HistoryWorks Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum as part of the Holocaust Memorial Events in Cambridge.

Taking place tonight (5:30pm arrival, 6:00pm start) in the Premier Travel Hospitality Sute, the event is unticketed and totally free to attend for supporters interested in hearing Eric’s inspirational story. A Q & A session will also follow.

Eric Murangwa Eugene is a survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, a former international footballer, a genocide education campaigner and a sport for development and peace advocate.

Eric's vision brought together Football for Hope, Peace and Unity and Survivors' Tribune into one organisation, The Ishami Foundation. Ishami is a Kinyarwanda word meaning 'branch' symbolising resilience, recovery and connection. It is these features which also offer a shared common humanity in sport, and Eric teaches with his colleagues at the foundation, to become engaged and responsible citizens, respectful of each other's differences. In short, his motto is "Changing Lives Through Football and StoryTelling" because it was football that meant that his life was saved in 1994, and this is the story which Eric will share with us in the illustrated talk of how he became an activist and educator against prejudice and racism, instead among young people values to make the world a better place.

Come along to this talk to hear more about his life and his work as we seek to create One Cambridge, Fair for all.

To register an interest, please head to the Facebook Event by clicking here.

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