She survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide which left 800,000 people dead by hiding with other women in a tiny bathroom for 91 days.
Immaculée tells her story of survival and forgiveness in Immaculée: Hold Onto Hope.
The program features highlights from her October 3 speech at the Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion on the Baton Rouge Community College campus.
Ilibagiza is the author of two books, Left to Tell and Led By Faith: Rising From the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide. Both books feature her survival stories and explain how she has found the strength to overcome the tragedy and forgive the people who perpetrated it. She hopes by speaking out and telling her story, it will help prevent future genocides and that her message of faith, hope, forgiveness, and reconciliation can help people seek peace in their own lives.
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