"Coffee and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Reflections from the Field"
Thursday, January 31 at 6:30pm
at Candida's World of Books
Join Kimberly Easson and Dr. Steven Livingston, two internationally recognized experts on coffee and politics respectively, for a discussion about Rwanda – a country once divided by ethnic strife and violence that has since become an inspiring story of renewal and collaboration.
Ms. Easson and Dr. Livingston will share images and reflections from a recent tour that they lead to Rwanda which focused on the history and political context of the country, and an in-depth look at the struggle and hope created through the burgeoning coffee industry that has lead to the heroic transformation of this small African nation.
From travel writer Janice Booth, “I’ve seen the whole country transform itself from a shell-shocked ruin, site of appalling horrors, into a vibrant, prosperous, safe and energetic nation, well able to tackle the demands of the 21st century and to welcome tourists. Its progress, in only nine years, has been astonishing.”
The awe-inspiring images Easson and Livingston collected of the landscape, the people, the coffee and of course, amazing Mountain Gorillas; and their reflections on their experience will be insightful and thought provoking.
Join us! Event is free and open to the public