Speakers Tour


What is it?
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:

Click here for details of tour stops!

January 30 - 31, 2014

Toronto, Canada

February 5, 2014
Salisbury, Maryland

February 18 - 20, 2014
Cleveland, Ohio

February 21 - 22, 2014
Richmond, Virginia

February 24 - March 3, 2014
San Francisco and Oakland, California

March 8, 2014
Stratford, Connecticut

March 9 - 14, 2014
Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina

March 15, 2014
Montreal, Canada

March 15 - 23, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia

March 20, 2014
New York, NY

March 22, 2014
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

March 24 - April 3, 2014
Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa

April 6 - 10, 2014
Chicago, Illinois

April 11 - 13, 2014
Detroit, Michigan

April 14 - 15, 2014
Santiago, Cuba

April 24 - 27, 2014
Louisville, Kentucky

April 29 & 30, 2014
Albany, New York

April 28 - May 3, 2014
Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa

May 4, 2014
Grand Rapids, Michigan

May 5 - 11, 2014
Los Angeles, California

Click here to sign-up to be a part of the speakers tour!

Click here to view slide show of previous tour stops!

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