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Conference: Congo Independence 50 Years Later: The Continuing Pursuit

June 30, 2010 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Conference: Congo Independence 50 Years Later: The Continuing Pursuit

women at a demoOn June 30, 2010, the Democratic Republic of Congo will celebrate its 50th year of independence from Belgian colonial rule. Celebrations will take place throughout the globe commemorating this golden anniversary.

Not all Congolese are celebrating, however. Nor are peace and justice loving people as a whole, who value and respect a more united and elevated African continent. The ultimate independence and liberation of the Congo has yet to be achieved.

It is in this spirit that we are organizing for the “Congo Independence 50 Years Later: The Continuing Pursuit”. The event will offer reflection, assessment and prescriptions to chart a way forward to a free and liberated Congo, and examine its potential role within the African continent as a whole.


Film Screenings and Discussions with the Filmmakers
2:00pm – 4:00pm

“Memories of Lumumba” by Lubangi Muniania
“The Street Children of Kinshasa” by Gilbert Mulamba
“Apocalypse Africa” by Del Walters

Panel Discussion 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Opening with a dedication to Floribert Chebeya, remembering, honoring and celebrating his life and works.

Dr. Georges Nzongola
Lubangi Muniania
Nita Evele
Gilbert Mulamba

Moderated By:
Del Walters & Emira Woods

Closing Remarks:
A Call To Action: How To Join The Global Movement
Maurice Carney

Reception 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Light refreshments will be served

Omekongo Dibinga
Deja Belle
Anna Mwalagho

All are welcome. No one turned away but a $10 donation at the door will be much appreciated to help with costs. Please RSVP to

We hope you will be found at the side of the Congolese on June 30th in Washington, DC with Africa Action, Africa Faith and Justice Network, Congo Global Action, Friends of the Congo, TransAfrica Forum, IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus and others to call for justice and human dignity for the sons and daughters of the Congo. WPFW 89.3 FM is the Media Sponsor of this event.


June 30, 2010
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Netfa Freeman, IPS


True Reformer Building, Lankford Auditorium
1200 U Street, NW
Washington, DC United States
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