Seeds of Hope: Journalism, Policymaking and Crisis in Eastern Congo

Seeds of Hope: Journalism, Policymaking and Crisis in Eastern Congo

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Join the Joan B.Kroc School of Peace Studies for a screening of "Seeds of Hope," Fiona Lloyd-Davies’ heart-wrenching film on one woman’s battle for the rape victims of eastern Congo. A panel discussion explores other signs of hope in one of the world’s most troubled regions—among them a strengthened UN commitment to the protection of civilians and the stories of individual Congolese who are making their country a better place.

6:30 p.m. - Film Screening
7:45 p.m. - Panel Discussion:

· Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
· Kem Knapp Sawyer, Contributing Editor, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
· Muadi Mukenge, Program Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Global Fund for Women

Dessert reception immediately following program. RSVP

Co-sponsored by Communication Studies and Political Science and International Relations.

"Seeds of Hope" was commissioned by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, as part of a sustained reporting initiative on the Congo that has been featured on outlets ranging from PBS NewsHour and The Washington Post to BBC, France 24 and The Guardian. The Pulitzer Center's recent projects on the Congo include the following:

Congo: Consequences of a Conflict With No End
Congo's Children
Peacekeeping: The Congo Case
China's Congo Plan

International Reporting Opportunity for USD Students

USD student at the junior level or above, graduate and professional students are eligible to apply for an international reporting fellowship of up to $2,000 with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. An information session with Pulitzer Center staff will be held just prior to the film, Tuesday, Febuary 18, 5-6:00 p.m., KIPJ Room E. Learn More

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