Texas Tech University

African Genocide Survivor Speaking to Lubbock Area High School Students

K'Leigh Sims

May 16, 2016

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 kelley.coleman@ttu.edu