Marquette Hosts Real-Life Hero from Hotel Rwanda
Paul Rusesabagina Highlights Mission Week with Speech on Human Rights
Released: Jan. 19, 2006
MILWAUKEE – Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life man portrayed
by Don Cheadle in the Academy Award-nominated film Hotel
Rwanda, will be the keynote speaker during the university’s
annual Mission Week.
Rusesabagina will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the
Varsity Theatre with a simulcast presentation in the Weasler
Auditorium. Tickets for both locations are sold out, but
members of the public without tickets wishing to view the
speech on a live simulcast can do so at the following locations
in the Alumni Memorial Union: Room 163, Brooks Lounge
(1st Floor), Marquette Place (2nd Floor). The speech will
also be broadcast on Marquette University Television (MUTV),
Channel 95 in residence halls.
Guests are invited to join Rusesabagina and members of the
Marquette community in a reception following the speech in
the Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom.
In 1994, nearly 1 million Rwandan people were killed as a
militia carried out a genocide campaign across the country.
Hotel Rwanda tells the inspiring story of real-life
hero Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who sheltered more
than 1,200 refugees from certain death.
This year’s Mission Week at Marquette, with the theme
“Human Dignity, Human Rights: A Call to Service,”
will feature events across campus between Friday, Feb. 3,
and Friday, Feb. 10. Each February, Marquette students, faculty
and staff come together for a week of reflection and reconnection
to Marquette’s mission.
WHAT: Paul Rusesabagina
speech on human rights
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 9 at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Varsity Theater
1324 W. Wisconsin Ave.
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