IN A FLASH SPECIAL: Flying Monkeys

All this week, "In A Flash" will feature images from the Kent State University group's trip to Rwanda.

Velvet monkey and baby on fence in Rwanda.
Velvet monkey and baby on fence in Rwanda.

Members of the Kent State delegation attending Peace Education in an Era of Crisis, a global peace conference in Kigali, Rwanda, were treated to a soaring show by this mother with her baby from a group of local velvet monkeys. Velvet monkeys are common throughout East Africa and live in rural and urban environments. 

Flying velvet monkey and baby in Kigali, Rwanda.
Velvet monkey and baby stick the landing in Rwanda.

The conference is sponsored by Kent State’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies, Kent State’s Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education, the University of Rwanda and the Aegis Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending genocide and other global atrocities.

Bringing together peace and conflict experts and educators from around the world, the conference is another building block in Kent State’s growing relationship with the University of Rwanda. In May 2022, Kent State’s Board of Trustees approved Kent State opening a base of operations at the University of Rwanda for creating collaborative educational exchanges and to serve as a base of operations for Kent State’s recruitment throughout Africa.

POSTED: Friday, July 14, 2023 09:24 AM
Updated: Friday, July 14, 2023 03:49 PM
Phil B. Soencksen