18:30 Friday 1st March,
43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NAPartly as a gesture of thanks to the Universal Peace Federation - UK for all the support given to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the "Mothers of Congo" would like to extend an invitation all members, other NGO's and friends to a Congolese evening on 1st of March 2013 (from 18.30 until 21:00 pm) at 43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA. During the evening you will be able to experience Congolese culture, sample its food and enjoy the best of Congolese music.
We would like to take this opportunity to inform our guests who are not aware of the tragic situation in the DRC. Eastern DRC, especially, was one of the most beautiful places in the world but is now recognised as one of the most dangerous places on earth. We will see a brief video followed by a talk.There will be an explanation of 'conflict minerals' that originate in the lawless area of eastern DRC and are used extensively in our smart phones, tablets and laptops. The money paid for these precious minerals is part of the reason for the violence in the region. We would also like to give time for Q-A and discussion as to how we can support each other's campaigns, humanitarian efforts and activities.
For an explanation of the issue there are a number of videos online. www.congojustice.org has a 26 minute video available.
Mothers of Congo
Below is a map of eastern DRC. The pictures below are of harsh colonial rule provided by Charlotte Simon. The magazine from which they were scanned will be available on the 1st of March with further explanation.