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Human rights activist Carl Wilkens honored in Sarasota for his efforts during Rwandan genocide listen

01/24/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Human rights activist Carl Wilkens was honored in Sarasota on January 23 at the Incarnation Catholic Church for his effort to end the genocide and help rebuild Rwanda.

When the American Embassy was evacuating people in Rwanda during the genocide, Carl Wilkens chose to stay in Kigali. His choice to stay and try to help resulted in preventing a massacre of refugees and children at the Gisimba Orphanage. It was towards the end of the 1994 genocide.

“One day I showed up with water… and...

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