Speakers Tour


What is it?
The Breaking the Silence Speakers Tour is an outgrowth of Congo Week. It serves as a follow-up to the week of activities and a continuation of the drive to build a global social justice movement in support of the Congo. The Speakers Tour is a multi-city tour that occurs throughout the United States, Canada and select countries around the world. In its ninth year, the Speakers Tour occurs each Spring from February 1 to July 2nd (Birthday of Patrice Lumumba and Commemorative date of Kimpa Vita).

How Your Community Can Participate?
Individuals, Organizations and Communities can participate by completing the online speakers form or calling the FOTC office (1-888-584-6510) to arrange for the tour to come your community. We encourage the participation of universities, high schools, community organizations, labor unions, business groups, environmental and human rights organizations, religious institutions, individuals and others.

Who are the speakers?
A group of speakers from the Congo will participate in the tour. They represent diverse issue areas and Congolese institutions: women, labor, human rights, youth, religious, economic, conflict minerals and environment.

Calendar of Tour Stops:

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January 20, 2018
Commemorating Lumumba and Celebrating the Lumumba Scholars
Washington, DC
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January 30, 2018
60th Anniversary of the All African People's Conference
A Series on the Declonization of Africa
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Science Building, Room 123
Lincoln University
1570 Baltimore Pike 
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania

February 8, 2018
Conflict in the Heart of Africa:
Role and Responsibility of the International
Community A Discussion on the Democratic Republic of the Congo
SIS Founders Room
American University
Washington, DC

February 8, 2018
Militarization of African Communities at Home and Abroad
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)
ThoughtWorks | 99 Madison Avenue | 15th Floor | New York, NY 10016
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February 12, 2018
Congo at the Crossroads: A Conversation Across Disciplines
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
New York, NY
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March 8 - 10, 2018
Comemorating International Women's Day
Oslo, Norway

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Visit our calendar section for events details and to see where we are on the Break the Silence Tour.