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 eighth 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:
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February 10, 2017
February 14, 2017
The People's Agenda
February 16 - 17, 2017
125th Tuskegee University Farmers Conference
February 20 - 22, 2017
Savannah State University
February 26, 2017
March 1 - 3, 2017
UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
March 4, 2017
Date to be determined
International Women's Day
May 17, 2017
20th Anniversary of the Fall of Mobutu
Institute for Policy Studies
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Visit our calendar section for events details and to see where we are on the Break the Silence Tour.