[act-ma] Mar 8, Sunday, Film/Speaker "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo"

Amy Hendrickson amyh at texnology.com
Wed Feb 18 12:32:14 PST 2009

    Silence = Rape 

    International Women's Day 
    Sunday, March 8th, 2009
    "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo" 
    Winner of the Special Jury Prize Documentary 
    2008 Sundance Film Festival  

    Jane Ngondo, an activist from the Congo will provide testimony and report. This event will also include a PowerPoint presentation about the role of multinational corporations in the Congo and ideas for local community action. 

    2:30 PM Q&A / Film Screening -
    The YWCA 
    140 Clarendon Street 
    Kuumba Library, 2nd Floor 
    Copley Square 

    More than five million people have been killed in the ongoing Congolese war and thousands of women and girls raped and mutilated. 

    "Christine watched from the forest floor as the rebels raped, burned and butchered. She was lying on her belly when she saw that her 18-year-old daughter, Chantal, had been captured. Chantal has not been seen since." - The New York Times 

    Break the Silence - End the Violence 

    For More Info: Contact Boston WILPF 
    Email: joanecklein at comcast.net OR 
    Email: pat.aron at verizon.net 

    Sponsors: The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Boston & NY Metro and Friends of the Congo. 
    Co-Sponsor: The Center for New Words 

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