Blog Posts in Events

Posted by Alex Hellmuth a... on Mar 28, 2012

Since late 2010, the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative, or CFCI, has been the leading component of the conflict-free movement—a growing constituency of consumers who demand that their electronics products contain conflict-free minerals from eastern Congo as a way of ensuring sustainable peace in the region. Last weekend, 45 student leaders in this movement, converged upon Washington, D.C., for a two-day conference to discuss the role of student activism in enacting change in Congo.

Posted by Richard Gaines on Mar 2, 2012

Activists from across the country descended upon the nation’s capitol this week to discuss and bring awareness to the raging conflicts in eastern Congo and Sudan. Jewish World Watch, or JWW, organized and hosted the two-day event “Hear Her Voicethat featured an advocacy training and meetings with legislators and foreign policy experts. It brought together Jewish, Congolese, and Sudanese activists and other allies in the fight against genocide to collectively bring a voice to the women affected by violence in eastern Congo and Sudan.

Posted by Richard Gaines on Jan 26, 2012

On Wednesday night, Gaithersburg, Maryland became the epicenter of the grassroots movement to end the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The small, unassuming town reminds you of something out of a scene from "Gone with the Wind." Complete with an old train station and a main street lined with small storefronts, Gaithersburg isn’t the place where you might necessarily expect neighbors, students, community leaders, and Congolese immigrants to gather to discuss how their community can affect change in the Congo.

Posted by Sally Smith on Dec 23, 2011

Last weekend, the Enough Project partnered with Voices for Sudan—a local nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. that works to amplify the voices of Sudanese diaspora in the U.S.— to host a media and advocacy skill-building workshop. It was designed to teach practical skills that would empower members of the diaspora to become more prominent voices in the media, on Capitol Hill, online, and in their own communities.

Posted by Sally Smith on Dec 22, 2011

Remember Bart Fisher, the D.C. lobbyist for Sudan who made headlines in The Washington Post and Enough Said last week? How could you forget—after all, it is not every day that an American so publicly supports a genocidal dictatorship in exchange for a mound of cash. 

To make a public statement last week, Act for Sudan organized approximately 30 supporters to protest in front of Mr. Fisher’s office in downtown Washington, D.C. Enough staff joined the protest, where we made it known that if you represent the needs of the Sudanese government—a government that continues to bomb, kill, and displace scores of its own innocent civilians—then we will tell your neighbors about it.