Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hike for Congo 2017

Hike for Congo 2017 ~ April 23 ~ Solstice Canyon ~ Malibu, CA ~ 12 noon
Details & RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1326698137353221/

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hike for Congo 2016



You are invited to join the 6th annual Hike for Congo ~ the 1st time the event is in Los Angeles. 

Hike for Congo 2016 is June 11! We will hike together and fundraise for our Congo Connect partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Hikers are encouraged to fundraise for the cause or make a donation. Hike for Congo is a fundraiser for Youth for a New Society, a youth peace group in D.R. Congo, and the #Telema peace movement. http://www.telema.org/ 

D. R. Congo has been in conflict for over 15 years -over 6 million people have died- and the conflict is ongoing. Human rights atrocities continue today.  For a summary overview of the conflict see this video: congojustice.org 

We will be hiking a 3.5 mile loop: the Solstice Canyon trail to Rising Sun trail in Malibu.

Sign up:
1- RSVP on the facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/events/1059666420756041/

2- Start fundraising and/or make a donation here:https://www.crowdrise.com/hike-for-congo-2016/fundraiser/CongoActivistsofMichigan
3- Learn more about DRC
4- Share what you've learned about DRC with others
5- Show up and hike with us June 11 at noon.

Donations go through The Friends of the Congo to get to YNS. All donations are tax deductable as The Friends of the Congo (FOTC) is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. FOTC has ultimate authority on use of contributions consistent with exempt purposes.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Hike for Congo 2015


Hike for Congo 2015
Redwood Forest, Oakland, California
May 30, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hike for Congo - North Carolina

Hike for Congo - Charlotte, North Carolina
Saturday June 27, 2015

Hike for Congo is a fundraiser for our youth parters in D.R.Congo, Youth for a New Society (YNS). YNS is building a youth movement for PEACE throughout DRC. The program is called the Congo Connect project - to advance the cause of social justice through creative and innovative means using peer education, art, music, and technology. YNS continues to work on the establishment of Technology Networking Centers, social spaces equipped with computers, internet access, and other digital tools that allow the youth to connect and communicate with other young people inside and outside of the Congo.


Last year, a group of YOUNG men and women, came together to hike for a good cause during our first edition "Hike For Congo" Charlotte, NC. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS YEAR. JUNE 27th. SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!


To join contact Ng Nshisso: 704-615-9202




Friday, May 8, 2015

Hike for Congo - May 30


You are invited to join our 5th Annual Hike for Congo.


Hike for Congo is May 30th, 2015! We will hike together through the forest and fundraise for our Congo Connect partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Hikers are encouraged to fundraise for the cause or make a donation.


Hike for Congo is a fundraiser for Youth for a New Society, a coalition of peace groups in D.R. Congo, and the #Telema peace movement.


D. R. Congo has been in conflict for over 15 years -over 6 million have died- and the conflict is ongoing.


Telema means "Stand Up" in Lingala, one of Congo's four main languages. It is a global Congolese movement unfolding both in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the Diaspora. Launched in the wake of the January 19, 2015 uprising in the Congo, #Telema aims to support, develop and sustain an organized popular movement in the Congo for peace, justice and human dignity.


Hiking at the Pinckney Rec Center: The hike is a 3.6 miles. Meet up at 12 noon in front of the Eddy Discovery Center: 17030 Bush Rd, Chelsea MI 48118


Join the Hike for Congo:
2- Start fundraising and/or make a donation here:https://www.crowdrise.com/HikeforCongo2015
3- Learn more about DRC
4- Share what you've learned about DRC with others


5- Show up and hike with us May 30th


**If you are unable to attend the event, please donate here: https://www.crowdrise.com/HikeforCongo2015 **


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Take Action



  1. Donate at www.telema.org to help with their transport to safety.
  2. Write BEFORE MAY 4 to the Congolese authorities listed in the alert from Amnesty International (sample language is pasted below). It only takes 3 minutes. http://www.amnestyusa.org/sites/default/files/uaa06715.pdf
  3. Spread the word by posting and forwarding this information to as many people you can via social media using ‪#‎Telema‬, which means 'Stand Up' in Lingala, a Congolese language.
Please personalize and send the below:
 
Dear Minister Alexis Tambwe Mwamba and Attorney General Flory Kabange Numbi

I am deeply concerned by the recent events in the DR Congo and am writing to urge the Congolese authorities to immediately reveal where the human rights activists and others arrested are being held. Please either charge them with a recognizable criminal offense or immediately and unconditionally release them. I urge the Congolese authorities to ensure that they are not subjected to any torture or other ill-treatment and to guarantee them access to lawyers and visits from their family members while in detention. 

Sincerely,




Send to: 
Include a copy to:

Please let Amnesty International know that you took action so that they can track our impact. Simply send a quick email touan@aiusa.org with "UA 67/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent.

Thank you!