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AFRICA'S BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS: NONVIOLENT SOLUTIONS

- Tuesday, October 15, 2013 -

Special Preview Event: "Blood Diamond"
7:30 p.m.
Hosted by The Murphy Theatre

Tickets are $5 at the door.  Information on discount student tickets will be available in the fall.  For ticket reservation and theatre information, please call the Murphy Theatre at 937/382-3643.

- Wednesday, October 16, 2013 -

10:15 a.m. – Chris Abani, "Stories of Struggle, Stories of Hope: Art, Politics and Human Rights"

What is the role of art and literature in defending human rights and democracy?  Chris Abani - recipient of the PEN Freedom-to-Write Award - examines this question, drawing on his acclaimed body of work, as well as his own political activism.  Imprisoned for his writings by the Nigerian government when he was a teenager, Abani "may be the most courageous writer working right now" (Dave Eggers).  

 1:30 p.m. – Eden Grace, Director of Global Ministries at Friends United Meeting, and
Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation
,
"Preventing Election Violence in Kenya"

In 2008, FUM's Africa Ministries Office worked intensely with local leaders to heal communities torn apart by post-election violence.  What FUM learned in 2008 helped them prepare for the election in 2013, leading to a partnership with FCNL on violence-prevention efforts in Kenya.

3 p.m. – Wilmington College Chorale

  

 

  4 p.m. - Film Showing, "Blood in the Mobile"

We love our cell phones.  The selection between different models has never been bigger.  But the production of phones has a dark, bloody side.  This film shows the connection bteween our phones and the civil war in the Congo.  Director Frank Poulsen travels to DR Congo to see the illegal mine industry with his own eyes.  "Blood in the Mobile" is a film about our responsibility for the conflict in Congo and about corporate social responsibility.

7:30 p.m. – 

 Lisa Shannon, "A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman"

 

Lisa Shannon, the first grassroots activist in the US working to raise awareness of the humanitarian crisis in the Congo, has devoted herself to helping women in the Congo.  One of O Magazine's 100 Most Influential Women on the Planet, Shannon explores the world's deadliest war through the intimate lens of friendship, and shares her thoughts on the new politics of do-it-yourself foreign aid: "It's never too late to change the world - or yourself." 

- Saturday, October 19, 2013- 
Special Event: Run for Congo Women
10 a.m.

Cosponsored by the Center for Service and Civic Engagement

Registration and run information will be available in the fall.

Meals: Lunch and dinner are available in The Underground, located in the lower level of Pyle Student Center (prices will vary), or in the College dining hall, located in the top of Pyle Center, for $7.65 plus tax per meal.  For those who would like to dine off-campus, Wilmington area restaurant guides will be available in the lobby of Boyd Cultural Arts Center, courtsey of the Clinton County Convention and Visitors' Bureau.

Books: Related books, DVDs, and other items will be available for purchase in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and from 7 p.m. unitl 9:30 p.m., as well as at the Peace Resource Center (51 College Street) from 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  All proceeds from the sale of these items go to support the work of the Peace Resource Center.

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