President Clinton is about to address Campus Progress’s national student conference. (It’ll be airing on C-SPAN soon, we’ll let you know when. You’ll want to tune in — we hear he may have something to say about Karl Rove and Plamegate.)
But perhaps the biggest story about Clinton’s speech is the person he chose to introduce him — Stephanie Nyombayire, a student at Swarthmore University, who came to the U.S. four years ago from Rwanda. Stephanie lost nearly a hundred family members and friends during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Now she’s the Outreach Director for the student-led Genocide Intervention Fund.
It says a lot that President Clinton is willing to face up to his administration’s record on genocide, and give a boost to those working to stop the current one.
UPDATE: Just returned from the conference. President Clinton spoke for over an hour — a really fantastic speech, though no mention of Karl Rove.