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 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:

Click here for details of tour stops!

February 10, 2017
Washington, DC

February 14, 2017
The People's Agenda
Atlanta, GA

February 16 - 17, 2017
125th Tuskegee University Farmers Conference
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama

February 20 - 22, 2017
Savannah State University
Savannah, Georgia

February 26, 2017
Trinity UCC
Chicago, IL

March 4, 2017
Richmond, VA

March 6, 2017
Mabele Na Biso
Howard University
Washington, DC

April 2017
Detroit, Michigan

May 17, 2017
20th Anniversary of the Fall of Mobutu
Institute for Policy Studies
Washington, DC

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.