Re-Imagine the Future: Midwest Voices for Congo

Thursday, November 6, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
at Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church
, 237 N. East St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Special Venue Instructions: Parking on street and in church parking lot.

Arts, Religion, Humanities
Event Format:
Dinner, Discussion, Display, Film/Video, Panel, Q & A Session
Adults of all ages, Young adults (18-30), Youth (middle/high school)
Woody Collins, Didier Gondola, Jose Lusende, Faustin N'Tala, Taylor Walters-Denyer

Event Description:

The war in Congo—home to vast mineral wealth and the world’s last fully intact tropical rainforests—has killed five million Congolese in a conflict fought over materials that Hoosiers use daily in computers and cell phones. Learn how both native and Congo-born Hoosiers are re-imagining foreign policy and global economics, discover how they are working together to raise awareness, and hear Indiana youth respond to this crisis. Enjoy Congolese music, food, and drink, and hear a panel discussion that features Midwest Voices for Congo founders Woody Collins, founder of Helping Hands Congo; Didier Gondola, associate professor of history and chair of the African and African American Studies committee at IUPUI; Jose Lusende, director of funds development at Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership; Faustin N’Tala, educator at International School of Indiana; and Taylor Walters-Denyer, founder of the Kamina Project. Q&A with panelists and small-group discussion will follow. Classroom resources available. Donations requested. Presented by Midwest Voices for Congo and Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church. Questions? Call 317-354-3207 or e-mail