African Genocide Survivor Speaking to Lubbock Area High School Students

A coach, author and genocide survivor, Gilbert Tuhabonye will tell his story of great tragedy and triumph.

WHO: Gilbert Tuhabonye – coach, author, genocide survivor, retired professional runner and philanthropist

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (May 18)

WHERE: International Cultural Center auditorium

WHAT: Texas Tech University's Office of International Affairs and the K-12 Global Education Outreach Division welcomes Gilbert Tuhabonye to speak to 200 Lubbock area high school students. Tuhabonye will share his story of escape from a horrific massacre and subsequent genocide in Burundi, Africa, in the early 1990s.

A community leader in Austin, Tuhabonye founded Gilbert's Gazelles, one of Austin's largest training groups for runners, and co-founded the Gazelle Foundation, an organization that provides clean water to people in his homeland of Burundi. Tuhabonye also is the head cross country and track coach at St. Andrews High School.

For more information about Tuhabonye or the speaking event, contact the K-12 Global Education Outreach Division.

CONTACT: Kelley Coleman, director, K-12 Global Education and Outreach, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3667 or

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs provides a myriad of far-reaching services for the multiple and diverse communities served by the university.

In addition to the main office, International Affairs also consists of the following divisions:

Also located in the International Cultural Center is the K-12 International Education Outreach Program.