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DR Congo 50

Colours of the City (a local organisation who promote diversity in Birmingham) have organised an event to mark the 50th Anniversary of Congolese independence. Called DR Congo 50 – Past, Present, Future, the event will be a free debate on the country, held at The Drum in Aston, on Sat 3rd July, 6pm. The independence debate will focus onthe experiences of Congolese people after 50 years of being independent with a view of bringing out ways of empowering the Congolese community in the UK to engage with rebuilding their life in both the UK and the Congo.There will be 5 Speakers who are a mixture of professionals, politicians, teachers or “professors” and academics. Participants in the audience will be up to 30 people who will have opportunities to ask questions. The event is free and open to all. However, there are limited places, so you will need to register online at http://coloursofthecity.org/#/events/4541188561

If you can make it and are able to take an action please email amnestybrum@amnesty.org.uk

Thanks to Pete at Central Birmingham AI group for this information.

I Support Amnesty Because… They Stand Up For Those That Have Been Forgotten

Amnesty campaigns on individuals and communities that are often away from the glare of media publicity. They campaign for prisoners of conscience and human rights defenders who aren’t known by most people. They campaign for Justine Bihamba of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other human rights defenders there who are harassed for their work. They shine a light into places and people others seem to have forgotten about – for example yesterday’s report on harassment of former political prisoners in Tunisia. So I support Amnesty because they stand up for those that have been forgotten.

To find out more about the report on Tunisia see http://bit.ly/bmJYOx and to take action in support of human rights defenders in the DRC see http://bit.ly/9BT8EH