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WVU Hardesty Festival of Ideas presents Clemantine Wamariya

Smiling woman posed in yellow dress

Wamariya is a storyteller and human rights advocate committed to inspiring others through the power and art of storytelling. Her personal account of her childhood in Rwanda, displacement throughout war-torn countries, and experiences in various refugee camps have encouraged myriads of people to persevere despite great odds. (Julia Zave)

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WHAT: Hardesty Festival of Ideas Speaker Series at West Virginia University

WHO: Clemantine Wamariya, author of the Campus Read book The Girl Who Smiled Beads.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Zoom link will go live 30 minutes prior to the event.

NOTES: Following the presentation, Q&A will be moderated by Kirk Hazen, professor of linguistics at West Virginia University.

Questions for the speaker can be emailed in advance of the event to Please list the speaker name in the subject line.

This event is free to the public.

This event will not be archived for viewing later.

The event is co-sponsored by the WVU Humanities Center.

Read more about the 2020 Hardesty Festival of Ideas. 



CONTACT: Lisa Martin
Special Events Coordinator Senior

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