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Friends of the Congo launches 5th annual Breaking the Silence Speakers Tour Feb. 7 in Pittsburgh, PA

The Breaking the Silence Speakers Tour is an outgrowth of Congo Week. It serves as a follow-up to the week of activities and a continuation of the drive to build a global social justice movement in support of the Congo. The Speakers Tour is a multi-city tour that occurs throughout the United States, Canada and select countries around the world. In its fifth year, the Speakers Tour occurs each Spring from February 1 to July 2nd (Birthday of Patrice Lumumba and Commemorative date of Kimpa Vita).

How Your Community Can Participate?
Individuals, Organizations and Communities can participate by completing the online speakers form or calling the FOTC office (1-888-584-6510) to arrange for the tour to come your community. We encourage the participation of universities, high schools, community organizations, labor unions, business groups, environmental and human rights organizations, religious institutions, individuals and others.

Who are the speakers?
A group of speakers from the Congo will participate in the tour. They represent diverse issue areas and Congolese institutions: women, labor, human rights, youth, religious, economic, conflict minerals and environment.

Calendar of Tour Stops:
February 7 & 8, 2013
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

February 25 – March 3, 2013
San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Palo Alto – California

March 4 – 8, 2013
Syracuse, Cortland, Binghamton, Albany – New York

March 17 – 24, 2013
Atlanta, Georgia

April 2013 (Dates to be determined)
Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas & Houston

May 2012 (Dates to be determined)
Vermont

Visit our calendar section for events details and to see where we are on the Break the Silence Tour.

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