On 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
Del Walters & Emira Woods
A Call To Action: How To Join The Global Movement
Reception 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Light refreshments will be served
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.