David Niyonzima survived a massacre in 1993 in Burundi that was directed at him and a group of his Quaker students. This began David’s incredible journey of advocating and working with forgiveness and reconciliation plus learning how to heal traumatized clients.
David is a Quaker Minister with a master’s degree in counseling from George Fox University which awarded him its John Woolman Peacemaking Award in 2000. He is the Director of THARS (Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Services) in Bujumbura, Burundi where he developed a wide range of services including Listening Rooms, Support Groups and Community Mediation. He was a Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
David will be in Charlottesville September 16-19, 2013, commencing a national tour of speaking and 1/2 day workshops sponsored by THARS International (www.tharsinternational.com).
David will give a 5-hour seminar for professionals the day of Sept 19 at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities ($50 fee).
David will give a free presentation to the public the night of September 19, 7:30 pm at Tandem Friends School. David is an engaging and charismatic speaker. He is available for meetings and presentations in Charlottesville on September 17 and 18.
For more information or to assist, contact:
Jim Mustin - African Peace Partners
2706 Eton Road - Charlottesville, VA 22903
434/906-4239 - firstname.lastname@example.org