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    Posted October 22, 2012 by
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    Atlanta Univeristy Center Congo Week: Breaking the Silence

    Good Afternoon,

    From October 29th until November 4th Global-I will be celebrating "Breaking the Silence: Congo Week", an international event dedicated to advocating for "peace, justice and human dignity in partnership with the Congolese people", as taken from the official website Congo is a region unbelievably rich with natural resources, but also fraught with violent conflict that directly impacts the lives of its more than 4 million citizens.

    Spelman College is joined by many other organizations and universities in in our participation of this event, including Clark Atlanta University, Queen's University in Canada, the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Howard University in Washington, DC, and many other groups domestically and abroad.

    Our main events throughout the week will include an informational film screening and panel discussion, a letter writing campaign for Congolese orphans, an interactive experience at Market Friday, and a candlelight vigil on Sunday. The attached flyer also lists the details of the events.

    We're writing to you to seek your support in eliciting participation for these events. This week presents a fantastic opportunity for Spelman women to unite with our sisters and brothers across the globe, call attention to injustices that our government and our multinational corporations make us complicit in, and participate in an effort to make real change for real people. We would greatly appreciate you mentioning Congo Week and its events to your classes, co-workers, colleagues, and anyone else that you think could be interested! Feel free to use the attached flyer and video (, and contact Global-I at or Isatou Badjie at

    Thank you so much for your time, attention, and consideration. We look forward to seeing you at Congo Week!



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