The University of San Francisco: College of Arts & Sciences

Breaking the Silence: Congo Week 2014

Breaking the Silence Congo Week is a week of activities that commemorates the millions of lives lost in the Congo conflict while celebrating the enormous human and natural potential that exists in the country.

Communities throughout the globe join in partnership 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 throughout the globe. Students and community organizers initiated Congo Week in 2008. Religious leaders, scholars, intellectuals, artists, and ordinary people throughout the globe also got involved to acknowledge the lives of the Congolese people and their pursuit for human dignity.

Since 2008, Congo Week has galvanized the participation of people in over 65 countries and 400 university campuses and communities. The purpose of Congo Week is to raise global consciousness about the situation in the Congo and advocate for peace, justice and human dignity in partnership with the Congolese people.

Congo Week 2014 In the Bay Area

Cross-Cultural Exchange in Sub-Sahara Africa and Student Change of World View

Discussion led by Fr. Jean-Pierre Bongila

Thursday, October 23: 11:45am - 12:45pm
Kalmanovitz 267, University of San Francisco

Contact: African Studies

The Unification of Africa Through the Congo

Thursday, October 23: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Laney College
900 Fallon St.,
Oakland, CA 94612


The cell out starts at noon. Leave a message on your phone during the cell out (click here for a model text). 

Supporting another cause?  Use the cell out to raise awareness for your cause.

Monday, October 27: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Market Cafe, UC 2nd Floor, University of San Francisco

Contact: African Studies

Vigil for Global Peace and Nonviolence

Tuesday, October 28: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kalmanovitz Amphitheater, University of San Francisco

Contact: African Studies

Crisis in the Congo

Screening and discussion led by Bienvenu Matazonga, Jesuit priest and PhD candidate at Santa Clara University.

Wednesday, October 29: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Maier Room
Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco

Contact: African Studies