Breaking the Silence About the Congo Week – October 2012


For a third year, Black History Studies took part in the Break the Silence about the Congo Week for Black History Month 2012. Congo Week is held in the month of October is because it was in October 1996 that mainly Rwanda and Uganda first invaded the Congo and triggered the catastrophic crisis that we have endured for the past 16 years.


The purpose of the Breaking the Silence Congo Week is to raise awareness about the devastating situation in the Congo and mobilise support on behalf of the people of the Congo.

In past years, we have held two events during Congo Week which was poorly attended in comparison to other events but we persevered in order to raise awareness about the Congo. During the year, we have been tweeting and posting messages on Facebook so that it is not forgotten as mainstream media has moved on from the Congo crisis.

This year, we screened the thought-provoking and hard hitting documentary ‘Apocalypse Africa: Made in America’ which was well attended and was followed by a good discussion on the Congo crisis.



About blackhistorystudies

Black History Studies is a social enterprise company which operates in the interest of the community by offering courses and events in Adult Education. We aim to empower the African and Caribbean community and enable them to develop self knowledge and identity through Black History and Culture. Black History Studies aim to provide a wide range of courses and activities which will provide people with the opportunity to pursue their interest in Black History and Black Studies. We also aim to provide high quality courses and activities that can be accessed by all within the community. Our mission is to inform, inspire and empower people through Black History and Black Studies by educating the community to educate themselves thereby creating a self-sustaining learning circle. Black History Studies is dedicated to providing you with a high quality and professional service and can offer services such as: - Bespoke services for Secondary Schools - Black History and Black Studies Presentations - Black History Course for Families - 5 week short courses on Black History - Beginners and Advanced Black Studies Courses - Weekend courses on Black History and Black Studies - Museum Tours - Film Screenings - Black History Studies Presentations for hire
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