100 Days of Silence on Capitol Hill

On December 2, 2014, Chhange’s 100 Days of Silence student art installation was installed in the Rayburn Congressional Office Building on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. Created by Chhange in collaboration with more than 450 local middle school and high school students and their teachers, this exhibit served as a powerful reminder of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and the lack of response of the world to it. 

More than 70 life-sized human figures were brought to Washington, each personalized with different images, and text, to honor those affected by the genocide.

Chhange thanks U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) for inviting the installation to Washington, DC and assisting Chhange in making arrangements for the display. Congressman Smith, one of the lead proponents of the installation, joined members of the Chhange team in Washington and gave his fellow congressmen personal tours of the installation.

Chhange educates, inspires, and empowers individuals to stand up to injustice.