Online Registration
  • Registration for this event is now closed.
Waiklin Room , Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA  02482
United States of America

This is a joint meeting with the World of Wellesley organization.

All are welcome for light refeshments beginning at 6:30 PM.  The speaker  will start at 7:00 PM

Claude Kaitare was born in the early 80’s in Rwanda. He spent his childhood primarily in Kigali until the Rwandan president was assassinated on April 6th, 1994. This provided the catalyst for what is known as the genocide against Tutsi.

Claude’s began an odyssey that separated him from his family in an orphanage, led him to live with an aunt and some family members in Portland Maine. He went on to attend high school  and graduated from Clark university, where he received a bachelor’s degree in History in 2005. In January, he complete graduate level Holocaust and Genocide Studies certificate program at Salem State University. Claude has travelled extensively through Eastern Europe and most recently visited Rwanda with Salem State University in 2015, 16 and 17.

Claude continues to testify about the tragedies that he witnessed in the genocide to different high schools and Universities in collaboration with Facing History and Ourselves ( for whom he has been a resource speaker for since the early 2000s. He aims to educate others on what is genocide and war crimes since unfortunately history does repeat itself.

His objective is; to continue raising awareness in hopes of minimizing ignorance about this human catastrophe that is genocide.