Past Event

The Congo Crisis in Perspective

The civil/regional/global war in the Eastern Congo has been going on since 1996. During this time, more than 5.5 million people have been killed—more casualties than in any conflict since WWII. Uncounted women and girls have been brutally and systematically raped and tortured, yet there is very little news coverage. But we have the ability to make a difference.

Join us for a conversation that will provide Chicagoans with information on the nature of the conflict and inform community members of different strategies, actions, and organizations for change. The panelists include Daniel Volman of the progressive African Security Research Project; Emilie Nguidole-Ngo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Founder of AfriCaide; and Maurice Carney, Executive Director of Friends of Congo.

Following the conversation, there will also be a brief musical performance by Congolese musician and member of the cast of Ruined, Simon Kashama.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call UIC’s Department of African American Studies at 312.996.2952.

This event is co-sponsored by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Departments of African American Studies and Political Science at UIC; the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum; the United Africans Organization; the United Nations Association (UN-USA); and The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council.