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Seeking a voice for the silenced at the Rothko Chapel
Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
In conjunction with the biennial Óscar Romero Award, the Rothko Chapel is continuing its efforts to raise awareness about criminal justice reform – with a series of events planned that illustrate the cultural and personal ramifications of mass incarceration.
The Chapel’s upcoming program entitled “Silencing Opposition: Human Rights Violations in Burundi” willexplore the social and political dynamics of Burundi, in east Africa.
Robert Krueger, former U.S. ambassador to Burundi and Tony Tate, program officer for Sub-Saharan Africa at the Fund for Global Human Rights, will lead the conversation.
The event begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov 2 at the nonprofit, located at 3900 Yupon in Houston.
Krueger, a former U.S. Representative and Senator from Texas, has also served as Ambassador to Mexico, Burundi and Botswana. In addition, he was the U.S. Special Representative to the Southern African Development Community.
As ambassador to Burundi, Krueger’s convoy was ambushed in response to his outspokenness on human rights issues. Two individuals were killed and eight wounded.
Tate has worked as program officer for Sub-Saharan Africa since 2010, overseeing the grant-making programs in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.
For more information about the Rothko Chapel, with a full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit rothkochapel.org or call 713-524-9839.