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The Devil Came on Horseback

The three semester long symposium on genocide will continue this month with the showing of the documentary “The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur.” On Monday, March 26, the film, which sheds light on the continuing conflict in Darfur, will be shown at 8 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.

Gretchen Steidle Wallace, who co-wrote the book of the same name on which the film is based, will also join the Colleges to discuss “Genocide in the Sudan.” On Thursday, April 5, Wallace, who is also the founder of Global Grassroots, will lead a workshop “A Taste of Conscious Social Change” at 3 p.m. in the Seneca Room. Due to the personal, one-on-one nature of the workshop, there will be limited space of only 25 spots available. If you wish to attend the workshop, RSVP to Associate Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter at

Wallace will also give a public lecture, “Survivors of War/Agents of Change,” on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Geneva Room. In her talk, Wallace will address her work with genocide survivors and other marginalized people in Rwanda and refugee camps in Eastern Chad.

The following morning, Wallace will answer student questions in an informal round-table discussion at 9 a.m. in the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men.

The Genocide Symposium was established by a generous donation by Dr. Edward Franks ’72. The Symposium has received support from the Young Memorial Trust, the President’s Forum Series, the Centennial Center for Leadership, the Fisher Center, the Human Rights Collective, STAND (Students Anti-genocide Coalition), and the departments of Africana Studies and Religious Studies.