Turn off your cell phone for 24 hours to help raise awareness of how coltan mining is fueling Africa's longest running war in the Congo. If you aren't familiar with the horrible effects of Coltan mining check out these links:
Invisible Conflicts is a student organization started at Loyola University Chicago devoted to exposing the conflicts which are neglected by most western media and governments. We tell the stories of these invisible conflicts through the use of film, music, and conversations. It is the mission of IC to build relationships between communities of power and privilege to communities of poverty and oppression. Through the exchange of cultural values and knowledge, we find practical ways to help one another end violence, strengthen education, re-establish culture, eradicate poverty, and renew overall quality of life and well-being for those who are affected by these conflicts. In the Fall 2006, IC established the Dwon Madiki Partnership, which provides an education for 20 orphans in Northern Uganda. IC also recently partnered with Fondation Elimu- an organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo providing an education to children affected by war and equipping destroyed schools with furniture and school supplies.