Monday, October 4, 2010

Meeting Minutes: Thursday, October 5, 2010

Our next meeting is Thursday at 8pm in Dumbach 122

Here's an Invisible Conflicts Update:

IC Benefit Show: November 14, 2010 at Heartland Cafe

Arts and Media Workshop: Wednesday at 7:30- Mundelein 7th floor

Congo Week: October 17-24

Sunday Oct 17, 5-8:30pm Location TBD Celebration of Congolese Culture (Come enjoy Congolese food, dance, music and more)

Monday Oct 18, 7:30 pm Sullivan Center, Galvin Auditorium (we couldn't start at 7 because of an event before) Why you should care about the Congo? Because you what you don't know is hurting other people! Dr. Brian Endless

Tuesday Oct 19, 7:00 pm Dumbach Hall Room TBA Women in the Congo Discussion, How the war in eastern Congo is affecting women.

Wed Oct 20, ALL DAY Cell Out- check out for details of Cell Out

Wed Oct 20, 7pm Location TBA, Screening of Katanga Business ( Synopsis: After Mobutu, King of Zaire and Congo River, the Belgian director Thierry Michel pursues his exploration of Central Africa. His new documentary, entitled Katanga Business, is a kind of political economic thriller, which takes place in this south-eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the world’s richest regions in mining resources. While the inhabitants of Katanga continue to live in extreme poverty, multinationals are rivalled by China, newly arrived with its billions of dollars. Staged on economic war, Katanga Business is a tale of globalisation)

Thursday Oct 21, 7pm Location TBA, The role of the mining companies in the eastern Congo war and of Canada as haven of the world mining industry. (Alain Deneault is a philosopher and professor of sociology at the University of Quebec at Montreal. He is the author of several books including Noir Canada, which exposes widespread human rights abuses, economic crimes and political tentacles of private companies operating in Africa. Professor Deneault will focus his presentation on multinationals in the DRC. He will discuss how multinationals are guilty of corruption, institutionalized looting of mineral resources, and how they have exacerbated instability and armed conflicts for easy profits.)

Sunday Oct 23, 5pm Mass and Vigil (details still TBD)

Monday Night Meeting: The Democratic Republic of Congo at 9 Dumbach 122

LINK Screening: Liberation in North Korea

Delaney is chair of this, if interested in this email

Fundraising: Ideas: Carmen's Waitressing, Penny Wars in the Dorms, Bake Sales, Vintage poster raffles

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