Saturday, 30 January 2010

Students and Community Organizers Launch the 2010 Break The Silence Speakers Tour at The University of Chicago
Student leaders and community organizers have responded to the silence surrounding the suffering and injustices in the Congo by organizing to Break the Silence and mobilize for change in solidarity with the people of the Congo. Friends of the Congo launches its annual Break the Silence Speakers Tour (February – July 2010) today at the University of Chicago with the following program:
Complicit Destruction: Money Mines and Militarization in the Democratic Republic of Congo
A panel discussion and film screening presented by Chicago Society and the African and Caribbean Students' Association with Global Voices and the University of Chicago International House.
Guest Speakers:Maurice Carney Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of the Congo
Dr. Justine Nzeba Former regional director for Central Africa, American Friends Service Committee and Editorial board member of The Great Lakes Research Journal
Kambale Musavuli Student coordinator of the International Break the Silence/Congo Week Campaign
Emilie Ngo-Nguidjol Community activist and founder of AFRICaide
Gilbert Mulamba Community activist and documentarian of "The Street Children of Kinshasa"
Moderator:Kisuule Magala Katende Voice of "ear to the Ground" on Chicago Public Radio
Who: Friends of the Congo in collaboration with student organizations at the University of Chicago.
What: Launch of the Break the Silence Speakers Tour (February – July 2010)
When: 6 pm – 9 pm, Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Where: University of ChicagoInternational House Assembly Hall1414 East 59th StreetChicago, IL 60637