An Evening with Carl Wilkens
Friday, December 8 • 7 p.m.
550 South Reading Road • Ephrata, PA 17522 • 717-738-9291
As a humanitarian aid worker Carl Wilkens moved his young family to Rwanda in the Spring of 1990. In 1994 when extremist took over the government in Rwanda and started ordering ordinary citizens to kill the “enemy”—their Tutsi neighbors—all foreign embassies evacuated their respective citizens. However, a handful refused to leave, among them one American—Carl Wilkens. His harrowing, yet hopeful journey weaves together stories of tremendous risk and fierce compassion, in the midst of the senseless slaughtering of 800,000 innocent people, known by many as the darkest 100 days of the 20th century.
Carl’s book, “I’m Not Leaving,” is based on 9 hours of cassette recording her made for his wife and children
during the genocide. Books and DVDs will be available for purchase and signing.
To register, visit www.ephratapubliclibrary.org
or call 717.738.9291 during business hours.
Special Thanks for Our Program Sponsors: Andrea Glass, Matthew Good & Penny Talbert