Join us on Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. as we hear the story of the fight for justice in Rwanda.
Dr. Lisa R. Pruitt will be talking about her 1996 work for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, which investigated and prosecuted war crimes committed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. In particular, Pruitt worked on the first ever prosecution of rape as a war crime, in the case against Jean-Paul Akayesu. That prosecution is the subject of an award-winning documentary, “The Uncondemned,” released in 2016. The prosecuting witnesses–Rwandan rape survivors–appear in the film, and their story is told in parallel with that of the lawyers who prosecuted the case, including Pruitt. Download the flyer!
Lisa R. Pruitt is Martin Luther King, Jr., Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis, where she has taught for 18 years. She teaches and writes about gender issues and legal geography, with a focus on rural livelihoods and their intersections with the law. Prior to joining UC Davis, Pruitt lived abroad for a decade, working in a range of law practice settings, from international organizations to private practice. Pruitt is a long-time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She lives in Fair Oaks with her husband and son. Pruitt is a native of the rural Arkansas Ozarks, where she grew up attending the First Baptist Church of Jasper, Arkansas.
Light refreshments will be served.
As always, this event is free and donations of food items for the South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership Food Closet are gladly welcomed.