Home Page – Official Website for Carl Wilkens
Learning from Rwanda to build solidarity at home and abroad.
World Outside My Shoes is a non-profit educational and professional development organization committed to inspiring and equipping people to enter the world of “The Other”. “The Other” may be under our own roof or on the other side of the globe.
Our Goal: To inspire and equip people to stand up against genocide, racism, and intolerance.
Our Values: Integrity • Dignity • Community • Simplicity • Respond-ability
Clips from the PBS documentary about the genocide and Wilkens
STORIES and SERVICE - our most effective bridge building tools. Practical steps and examples to counter ‘Us versus Them’ thinking.
Carl's multimedia presentation uses Google Earth, his own pictures, and the web to tell the story of what his family experienced during the genocide. He doesn’t focus on the horror and loss nearly as much as on those who stood up against the wrong. He also shares the amazing recovery process Rwanda has been going through for the last 19 years including the vital role of women in government and the private sector. Carl’s purpose is to leave tools and hope, enabling those in attendance to make a positive difference locally as well as internationally.
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"Carl Wilkens is, hands down, the best speaker I have ever introduced to my students. He is inspiring, honest, kind, passionate, and genuine. He is an extraordinary, riveting storyteller. Most of all, he will gently challenge you to examine your life and your connections with others."
– Noah Bopp
Founder and Director
The School for Ethics and Global Leadership
PO Box 11633, Washington DC 2008
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