This 2nd of August marked the 21st year since the start of the 2nd Congo war in 1998. A conflict that has destabilised the Great Lakes region with war crimes and genocide. To remember all those who perished in this forgotten conflict, members of the Congolese diaspora across the world gathered to host the 7th commemoration of the Genocost.
This year will be the 7th commemoration of the #Genocost . Please take a stand for the millions of Congolese who died in Congo wars. Join us and others across the world to show that their lives mattered, to say that they won’t be forgotten. On August 2nd, you can:
light your own candle and share it with the world, using #Genocost
change your social media profile picture to the #Genocost candle of hope (attached in this email)
If you are in London, Nottingham, Toronto and Cape Town, please come for a commemoration service on Saturday 3rd August 2019. There will be a remembrance ceremony, talks, food, fundraising, music, and networking. You can confirm your attendance and find out more details about each service following the links below.
Every 2nd August we remember the lives we lost in Congo. We encourage every Congolese and friends of Congo across the world to share a candle of hope through social network using #Genocost
Chaque 2 Août, vous êtes invité à rejoindre la communauté congolaise à travers le monde pour participer à la Journée Commémorative du Génocide Congolais.
Nous aimerions encourager nos sympathisants à travers le monde, à nous rejoindre en observant une minute de silence mais aussi en partageant une bougie d’espoir sur la toile. Veuillez SVP soutenir notre action sur les réseaux sociaux en utilisant l’hashtag #Genocost.
This event is open to everyone, so you are warmly welcome to join.
This year we will also gather on Saturday August 4th in London, UK and Toronto, Canada for an evening of remembrance, reflection, and a moment of silence to pay respect to the people we have lost due to Congo’s long history of war and genocides. This will be a free and family-friendly event that will include performances, talks and food.
Theme: YOUTH RESISTANCE AND CHANGE
If you would like to get involved and help on the day, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every 2nd August we remember the lives we lost in Congo. We encourage every Congolese and friends of Congo across the world to share a candle of hope through social network using #Genocost #(your city). Read more