Samantha Lakin

From Genocide to Dignity and Justice

Samantha Lakin

Talk: From Genocide to Dignity and Justice

This talk engages in Samantha's story, the story of working on the ground, in difficult and little accessed spaces in Rwanda, where genocide survivors, former perpetrators, and ordinary citizens grapple with questions of history and memory of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. How do these individuals view their neighbors, how do they choose (or not choose) to rebuild and engage in their communities in which both victims and perpetrators live? What does justice really mean for them, based on their unique experience of violence, trauma, healing, and recovery? Come journey into the hearts and lives of Rwandans today, 22 years after the genocide.

Samantha Lakin

Samantha Lakin is a PhD student at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Her research focuses on access to justice in post-conflict settings, with a specific knowledge and experience working in Rwanda and East Africa.