Organizers Tool Kit

Thank you for Breaking the Silence and joining the global movement in support of the Congo.

Please remember to post your event on the Congo Week events calendar so that people in your city can participate in your event. Follow us on Twitter @congofriends and tweet your support using hashtags #CongoWeek and #CW2013 leading up to and during Congo Week. Scroll down to access materials, information and resources for your event.

Friends of Congo is expanding our work with our youth partners inside the Congo in two ways:
1. Broadening the connections among youth networks throughout the Congo
2. Strengthening the ties between our youth partners inside Congo with youth throughout the globe

In the spirit of advancing these efforts, we are encouraging each participating university or community to raise funds during Congo Week to support our organizing efforts inside and outside of the Congo. A special award will be given to the campus or community that raises the most funds. Click here for more details on the special prize for the winning school or community.

DOWNLOADS

Postcard (Front 5 x 7) Postcard Back (Back 5 x 7) Flyer
     
Poster Notebook Crisis in The Congo (Film)

Click on image to download film!



     
Banner (900 x 200) Banner (800 x 200)  
 
     

Congo Week Themes
Click here to view the daily themes for Congo Week

Fact Sheets

Congo: Basic Facts (PDF)
Historical Overview of the Congo (PDF)
Coltan Basics (PDF)
Women's Situation (PDF)
Congo Talking Themes (PDF)
Core Prescriptions From The Ground (PDF)
United Nations Mapping Exercise Report Recommendations (PDF)

Take Action

Participation Form
Click here to download and complete the Friends of Congo participation form. Encourage your fellow students to complete the form and fax (775-371-1064) or mail it to the FOTC office at 1629 K Street, NW Ste 300, Washington, DC 20006.

Breaking The Silence T-shirts
Click here to order official Break the Silence Congo Week T-shirts

City Council Resolution
Download a sample city council resolution. Work with your city council to pass a resolution in support of the Congo. Encourage the council to send the resolution to their state's Congressional Delegation, President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Companies in the Congo
Click here to download (PDF) a partial list of companies

Reading List
Click here to download (PDF)

Breaking The Silence Curriculum
General Historical Overview of Congo (Power Point)

Militarism in Congo and Africa (PDF)
provided by Resist Africom

Films & Videos
Click here to view Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth
Click here to view
Dan Rather Report on Corporate exploitation of Congo (Select All Mine Title from I-Tunes)
Click here to view
list of recommended movies to show during Congo Week!

Christian Liturgy
Click here to download (PDF)

 

Congo Week Promotional Video (Please share with your network)