October 17, 2017
7:00 pm
Center for Faith and Vocation

African Responses to Forced Displacement

Neighboring countries within Africa have played the biggest role in welcoming refugees fleeing genocide and civil war.

Keynote speaker

The Rev. Dr. Jan Holton has conducted ethnographic research in various parts of Africa and has authored two books, Longing for Home: Forced Displacement and Postures of Hospitality (2016)and Building the Resilient Community: Lessons from the Lost Boys of Sudan (2008). Holton served on the faculty at Yale University Divinity School and currently works with Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) in New Haven, CT.


Kizito Kalima is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide and founder of the Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation. Kalima has spoken to a variety of audiences nationally and internationally,  including the United Nations and the Rwandan National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide.

Robin Turner is Associate Professor of Political Science at Butler University, research associate of the Society, Work, and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and coordinator of the African Studies minor at Butler University.