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Joseph Mwantuali

Mwantuali Gives Invited Talk in Harlem

Contact Holly Foster 315-859-4068
Posted October 11, 2009
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Associate Professor of French Joseph Mwantuali was invited by the Maysles Institute to give a talk on Oct. 8 in Harlem, N.Y. This Harlem-based community organization is hostiing a month-long awareness campaign about the Congo. It includes a series of film screenings accompanied by special events, panel discussions and performances about the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Congo in Harlem will provide audiences with more than the traditional movie-going experience -- it will offer opportunities to discover Congolese culture, learn about the ongoing humanitarian crisis, engage in dialog, and get involved.

According to the organization’s Web site, “The conflict raging in Democratic Republic of Congo is the deadliest humanitarian crisis since World War II. It has taken nearly 6 million lives since 1996, most of them women and children. But despite the vast human toll, most Americans are still unfamiliar with the conflict, and even less so with Congo’s vibrant culture and traditions.”

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