Saturday, October 31, 2009

Atticus Presents:
Omékongo Dibinga
A Spoken Word Performance

Thursday, November 5 7:00pm - 8:00pm
1082 Chapel St., New Haven

Atticus and New Haven Alliance for Congo have teamed up to present a spoken work performance by Congolese-American performer Omékongo Dibinga. Dibinga, a motivational speaker, life coach, musician, award-winning poet, and actor, brings his forceful and positive message to New Haven for this special event. Books and CDs will also be available.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This week, Enough launches "Field Dispatch," a new series by their field researchers in southern Sudan, Congo, and Uganda.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Congo/Women Photography Exhibit at Yale
November 10 - 20, 2009
St. Thomas More Church
Details TBA

Read about Art Works Projects and the Congo/Women photography exhibition at the UN in an article on LENS, the New York Times photojournalism blog:

Behind the Scenes: Suffering, Writ Large by Kassie Bracken

Source: The New York Times

Friday, October 16, 2009

Jason Stearns in the House!

We are thrilled that Jason is a member of NHAC!

A little background on Jason and a welcome note from his new blog on politics in the DR Congo, Congo Siasa:

I have been working on the conflict in the DR Congo for the past eight years, most recently as the Coordinator of the United Nations Group of Experts on the Congo (2008). I have also worked for Heritiers de la Justice, a local human rights NGO (2001), the UN peacekeeping mission MONUC (2002-2004) and the International Crisis Group (2005-2007). A book I wrote on the conflict, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters, is due to be published soon. I am currently obtaining my PhD at Yale University.

Welcome Post

A quick note to kick things off:

Congo Siasa intends to chronicle the complex inner workings of Congo politics, in particular, in the restive Kivus region. It should be pithy, brief and analytical. None of us really have much time for anything else. I will also feature guest bloggers, from the Congo and abroad, as long as their views are within the realm of sound reason and relevant.

French, English and any of the Congolese languagea go (although once we get to Kibangubangu, our readership will become seriously limited).

Soyez le bienvenu.

Congo Siasa


Some of the events this week:

Monday 10/19 - "Women in War Zones" with panel including the film's directors, Eve Ensler (V-Day) and reception catered by Harlem's own Sylvia's Restaurant!

Wednesday 10/21 - "Afro@Digital" with panel including the film's director (flying in from overseas!) and Lincoln Center Film Society's Richard Pena.

Saturday 10/24 - "Reporter" with panel including the film's director and an amazing group of journalists and activists working in the DRC.

Please check out the full schedule for the remaining events at:

Congo in Harlem

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"8 Minutes" in the DR Congo

Sienna Miller travelled to DR Congo in the Spring of 2009 to document the lives of women living in the middle of this treacherous conflict.

"8 Minutes"

Director: David Serota
Producer: Alison Watson
Editor: Giovanni Messner
Music by Explosions in the Sky and This Will Destroy You
Film look by Red Rock Micro


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hosted by New Haven Alliance for Congo