Upcoming Events

JULY 2014
July 31, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Immigrants Call on President Obama and Congress To Cease Support of African Strongmen

A diverse activist coalition of immigrants from Africa and their American friends is calling on  US leaders to cease their support and empowerment of brutal dictators across Africa. The Coalition will host a press conference days before August 5 and 6 when President Obama hosts virtually all African leaders at an historic Summit in Washington DC. The Coalition will focus on US support for strongmen in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

When: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time: 2 - 4 pm
Where: The National Press Club
Address: 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

For more information contact info@friendsofthecongo.org or call 202-584-6512.

Congo Week VII (October 19 - 25, 2014)
Break the Silence Congo Week VII

Breaking the Silence: Congo Week is a week of activities that commemorates the lives lost in the Congo conflict yet celebrates the potential that exists in Congolese people, especially the youth. People throughout the globe join in solidarity with Congolese each year on the third week of October to screen films, hold teach-ins and forums, organize rallies, host fundraisers, put on concerts and undertake many other activities to elevate the profile of the Congo on a worldwide scale. Congo Week was initiated by students and community activists in 2008 and will celebrate its seventh anniversary in 2014. A special three-day global conference will be held in Toronto, Canada from October 23 - 25, 2014. Click here to find out more!

PARTICIPATE in Congo Week VII and be a part of the global movement to bring about peace, stability, justice and human dignity in the Congo.

View highlights from Congo Week V, October 14 - 20, 2012.

Note: Not all events are FOTC events. Many events are independently organized, therefore listings on the FOTC website do not imply the endorsement or official sanction by FOTC


<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #ff0000; font-size: small;"><strong><strong>OCTOBER 2012</strong></strong></span></span></strong></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span><a class="b" href="http://congoweek.org/why-congo-week.html" style="color: #ff0000; font-weight: bold;">Congo Week V (October 14 - 20, 2012)</a><strong><br /></strong></strong></span><strong>Break the Silence Congo Week V</strong><br /><br />Congo Week is a global initiative led by students and grassroots activists to educate the world community about the situation in the Congo and mobilize support in solidarity with the people of the Congo in their quest to realize the enormous human and natural potential of the Congo. Students and community organizers in over 300 university campuses and over 60 countries have participated in Congo Week since its inception in 2008.<br /><br /><strong><em><a class="b" href="http://congoweek.org/participation-form.html">PARTICIPATE</a></em></strong> in Congo Week V and be a part of the global movement to bring about peace, stability, justice and human dignity in the Congo.<br /><br /><a href="http://congoweek.org/highlights.html">View highlights</a> from Congo Week IV, October 16 - 22, 2011.<br /><br />