Ending Violence Against Women in Congo

A Symposium presented by the Hollywood Film Festival and The Enough Project

October 24, 2009, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

About This Event
The war over mineral wealth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has led to an epidemic level of gender violence that goes unpunished. Rape is the weapon of choice in the Congo’s decade-long conflict, the deadliest since World War II, which has claimed the lives of over six million innocent civilians. Though this is taking place halfway around the world, we are directly linked to the conflict. The violence in Congo is being fueled by a multi-million dollar trade in minerals that make our cell phones and other electronics function.

Please join the Hollywood Film Festival and Enough Project for a symposium, “Ending Violence Against Women in Congo,” which will examine the root causes of the conflict and rape epidemic in Congo, and explore practical ways that American citizens and consumers can play a role in ending the violence.

Featured Speakers:

Emile Hirsch
(Taking Woodstock, Milk)
John Prendergast
Enough Project
Muadi Mukenge
Program Director for
Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Fund for Women
Sonya Walger
(ABC's Flash Forward and Lost)

Come Clean 4 Congo Award Presentation:
Steve Grove – Head of News and Politics for YouTube
Candice Knezevic – RAISE Hope for Congo Campaign Manager

Emcee - Bonnie Abaunza

The symposium will begin with a screening of the Emmy-nominated documentary, “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo ,” which will be followed by a panel discussion and award presentation for COME CLEAN 4 CONGO, a video contest sponsored by Enough and YouTube’s Video for Change program.

This event is first come, first serve. Once you RSVP, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.

6360 W. Sunset Blvd (between Vine and Ivar, with DeLongpre to the south)
Los Angeles, CA

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