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Wilson College Hosts Discussion and Film to Raise Awareness about Women in the Congo

Posted: October 12, 2012

On Monday, Oct., 29, Wilson College will host an event to raise awareness of the systematic use of sexual violence against women as a tool of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “Breaking the Silence: Congo Women as Weapons of War” will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the Brooks Science Complex auditorium.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:
Oct. 12, 2012
CONTACT: Sherri Sadowski
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3125
Email: sherri.sadowski@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — On Monday, Oct., 29, Wilson College will host an event to raise awareness of the systematic use of sexual violence against women as a tool of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “Breaking the Silence: Congo Women as Weapons of War” will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the Brooks Science Complex auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The evening will feature a talk by J.D. Stier, manager of the Enough Project’s “Raise Hope for the Congo” campaign, followed by a showing of the award-winning HBO documentary, “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo” and a discussion after the film. The Enough Project fights to end genocide and crimes against humanity, focusing on areas where some of the world’s worst atrocities occur.

“Breaking the Silence” was organized by the Wilson College Office of Residence Life and Shippensburg University Women’s Center. Funds will be raised for the Enough Project on campus the previous week and donation boxes will be located in the science center. Plants, jewelry and other items will be offered for sale to raise money the day of the event.

For more information, contact Sherri Sadowski, director of residence life, at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3125, or sherri.sadowski@wilson.edu.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college in Chambersburg, Pa., that is dedicated to the education of women and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Today, women and men can earn bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2012-13 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 695 and includes 17 students from 9 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

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Last Updated: October 12, 2012