Sandra Uwiringiyimana is the co-founder of the Jimbere Fund, a human rights activist, and the author of the forthcoming memoir How Dare the Sun Rise (Katherine Tegen Books).
This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Uwiringiyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism. Uwiringiyimana tells the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, of her hope for the future, and how she found a way to give voice to her people.
In telling her story, Uwiringiyimana has shared the world stage with Charlie Rose, Angelina Jolie, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and Tina Brown at the Women in the World Summit. She addressed the United Nations Security Council at the request of Ambassador Samantha Power to plead with world leaders to act on the pressing issue of Children in Armed Conflict. Uwiringiyimana has become a voice for women and girls, refugees and immigrants, and forgotten people like the Banyamulenge Tribe.
Currently, Uwiringiyimana is a student at Mercy College in New York City.