“A Voice for Peace in the Congo: Part II”
SU Arts Engage will sponsor a talk by Kambale Musavuli on Friday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at Syracuse Stage.
Musavuli, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a human rights activist and national spokesperson for
the grassroots advocacy organization Friends of the Congo. He has written for The Washington Post and Foreign
Policy in Focus, has been interviewed on National Public Radio,Democracy Now, ABC News and Al Jazeera English Television, and appears in Martin Scorsese’s film “Surviving Progress.” His goal is to mobilize the global community to help bring an end to the conflict in the Congo and provide support to the people of the Congo as they strive to control their enormous natural wealth and build lasting peace and stability in the heart of Africa.
Musavuli will draw on his astute understanding of the dynamics of the global economy and politics and their impact on the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, offering reflections on Ping Chong’s “Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo.”
Currently at Syracuse Stage, “Cry for Peace” brings to the stage five survivors and refugees from the recent Congolese civil war, members of once opposing tribes, the abductor and the violated, struggling to leave the past behind and form a peaceful community in Central New York.
Contact Person: Taylor Gibbs, 443-0296