Jacqueline Murekatete, survivor of 1994 Rwandan Genocide, to be honored for activism by VH1
Celebrities from TV, movies and music take the stage at tomorrow night's "Do Something Awards," but the real stars of the show aren't in entertainment.
Jacqueline Murekatete, a Rwandan native who now calls Brooklyn home, is one of five young finalists being celebrated for social activism on the show, which airs live from Hollywood on VH1. Her Manhattan-based charity, Jacqueline's Human Rights Corner, educates others about genocide.
"I'm very excited," said Murekatete, 25. "I know it's going to be fun. And there are going to be musicians there that I listen to and admire."