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SJI Invites Community to Hear Congolese Women’s Activist

The University of New Hampshire School of Law’s Social Justice Institute has partnered with Red River Theatres to bring Congolese women's activist Lisa Shannon to Concord.  Founder of “Run for Congo Women” and author of A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman, she is also a subject of the film, The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, which will be shown at the Theatre, Thursday, November 4.Lisa Shannon

Lisa Shannon has led a mass movement for Congolese women trapped by the world's deadliest war. In the Sunday, October 24 edition of The New York Times Magazine, Nick Kristoff wrote, "In a land where so many 'responsible' leaders eschew responsibility, Lisa has gone out of her way to assume responsibility and try to make a difference."

The film takes the viewer to remote war zones in the Democratic Republic of Congo and interviews activists, physicians, victims, and even perpetrators.

The Social Justice Institute invites the University of New Hampshire School of Law and the general public to a reception and discussion time with Shannon before the film at 4:30 p.m. The Greatest Silence begins at 5:30 and will be followed by a Question and Answer session with Shannon at 6:30.

Red River Theatres are located at 11 South Main Street, Concord.

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