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Forum, Food and Film for the Congo on March 17th


Forum in Support

of the

Women of the Congo


International Women’s Day

Hosted by
AFJN College Chapter and Friends of the Congo

Thursday, March 17, 2011

4:30 PM Film Screening & Forum

Social Hall : Trinity University
(125 Michigan Ave Washington D.C., DC 20017-1090)

Jazz Mama & Lumo

“The rape of the land, the mutilation of the flesh.” La femme Congolaise – courageous and industrious despite the vicissitudes and the turbulence of life. She sells kikwembe at Zando market; she is an engineer repairing electronics on the corner of the street, she is a designer, a stylist, minister, or teacher.

Lumo is a feature-length documentary about a young Congolese woman on an uncertain path to recovery at a unique hospital for rape survivors. Recently engaged to a young man from her village, 20 year-old Lumo Sinai couldn’t wait to have children and start a family. But when she crossed paths with marauding soldiers who brutally attacked her, she was left with a fistula

 !Enjoy the fine gallery of Africa!! African Fabrics & Art will be displayed!

FYI: Variety of food from the Africa Continent will be served!!

For More Information Contact:

Mariama J. Jalloh at AFJN call 202 884 9780 or at or FOTC 202-584-6512

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