HRRF President Paul Rusesabagina to Speak in Chicago October 16

Rusesabagina will appear in conversation with the host of Chicago Public Radio's Worldview, Jerome McDonnell as part of the One Book, One Chicago program.
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Oct. 10, 2012 - PRLog -- Contact: Kitty Kurth
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Paul Rusesabagina, the President and Founder of the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation (HRRF) will appear in Chicago on October 16

As a part of the One Book, One Chicago program, Paul Rusesabagina, will be in conversation with the host of Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview, Jerome McDonnell on
October 16 at 6 p.m. at the Cindy Prtizker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South State St. The program is free and open to the public.
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Humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina joins Worldview host Jerome McDonnell, for a discussion about taking action against injustice. What choices does one make in times of war? This is one of the many questions asked in The Book Thief and is mirrored in Rusesabagina’s personal experience, when he sheltered more than a thousand Tutsis and moderate Hutus during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. The feature film Hotel Rwanda (2004) documented Rusesabagina’s incredible story.  Rusesabagina also told his story in his autobiography An Ordinary Man. Copies of his book will be available for sale.

This discussion is part of this fall’s One Book, One Chicago program. The Chicago Public Library will present two special events highlighting the selection, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. On Monday, October 22 at 6 p.m. Markus Zusak, author of the fall 2012 One Book, One Chicago selection, sits down with Chicago Tribune columnist and author Dawn Turner Trice for a conversation about his vision behind The Book Thief as well as the author’s reaction to its enormous success among readers of all ages across the globe.

One Book, One Chicago is presented by the Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Public Library Foundation, Allstate and BMO Harris.

The Chicago Public Library continues to encourage lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through materials, programs and cutting-edge technology. Through its 79 locations, the Library provides free access to a rich collection of materials, both physical and digital, and presents the highest quality author discussions, exhibits and programs for children, teens and adults.  For more information, visit or call (312) 747-4050.
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