Paul Rusesabagina of Hotel Rwanda to Speak at WMCL

Paul Rusesabagina, the real life hero of the acclaimed film Hotel Rwanda, will speak at William Mitchell College of Law from 1 to 3 pm Monday, Nov. 28. His speech, “Human Rights, Democracy, and Dictatorship: The Rwanda Experience,” is free and open to the public.

Mr. Rusesabagina served as manager of the Hotel des Mille Collines in Kigali and bravely risked his life to shelter Hutus and Tutsis who were seeking refuge from the genocide that killed more than 800,000 people during a 100-day period in 1994.

Mr. Rusesabagina received the 2005 Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 2011 Lantos Human Rights Prize.

Mr. Rusesabagina is currently the president and founder of the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation. He tours the world speaking about social justice, human rights activism, and the lessons learned from the Rwandan genocide.

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