March 3

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm “Surviving Genocide: A Story of Hope”
Keynote presented in Swahili @ Zion Lutheran, Oshkosh, WI


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Q & A, East African music, dance &
conversation @ Zion Lutheran, Oshkosh, WI

March 4

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm “Surviving Genocide: A Story of Hope”
Keynote @ University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Foundation
Hall, Oshkosh, WI

March 5

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm “Surviving Genocide: A Story of Hope”
Keynote @ FVTC Appleton Commons, Appleton, WI


Sandra Uwiringiyimana is Co-founder and Director of Partnerships & Communications at Jimbere Fund, where she focuses on mobilizing people and institutions to support our mission. She’s the author of How Dare The Sun Rise, a memoir on surviving war in Congo and navigating America as a refugee.


Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sandra and her family were forced to flee the country due to the ongoing conflicts. In 2004, Sandra and her family were refugees in Burundi when their camp was attacked and left 166 people died, including Sandra’s sister.


Since her family’s resettlement in 2007, Sandra has fought hard to raise awareness and call for Justice for the Gatumba massacre and other human rights abuses in the region. She has spoken at the United Nations, Women in the World and many other gatherings. She’s passionate about girls’ education and ending child marriage.