Lumumba Documentary Screening

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Patrice Lumumba

Lumumba Documentary Screening

On Thursday, January 19th, Friends of the Congo presents "Commemorating Lumumba and the Telema Martyrs," a film screening, forum and cultural affair with Congolese dance and drumming.

Inspired by the teachings and ideas of Patrice Lumumba, Congolese youth are waging a dignified battle for justice in the heart of Africa.

On January 19, 2015 Congolese youth launched a four-day resistance against President Joseph Kabila's attempt to remain in power via changes in an electoral law that would require a census before holding elections, which would result in the extension of Kabila's regime beyond December 19, 2016 by an estimated three to four years.

The youth resistance which resulted in 44 dead, hundreds injured and over 400 jailed prevailed in that it caused the Congolese parliament to withdraw the law.

Friends of the Congo and its supporters will commemorate these martyrs as we commemorate the life of Patrice Emery Lumumba, one of Congo's independence heroes and first democratically elected Prime Minister who was assassinated on January 17, 1961.

When: Thursday, Jan 19, 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Reeves Center, 2nd Floor, Community Room
Address: 2000 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009

Opening: Drumming and Congolese Dance by Nkisi Dance Ensemble.

Film Screening: The Assassination of Lumumba.

Discussion: Telema Movement and The Teachings and Ideas of Lumumba.

Click here to RSVP for the event! For more information, contact Friends of the Congo at 202-584-6512 or info@friendsofthecongo.org

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