Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Illegitimate Debt in D.C. and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

This Saturday, on the occasion of the IMF / World Bank Spring Meetings, join us for a evening of film and discussion!

When: April 14th, 5:00-7:00pm
Where: GWU Campus, Elliot School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Lidner Family Commons Suite 602

Who: *Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana*
American Friends Service Committee

* Charles Lowery*
Center for Responsible Lending

Film: * Congo's Tin Miners*

*What are the origins of the debt regimes in Washington, DC and the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

* How is the debt crisis in Congo linked to the crisis of predatory lending in low-income communities and communities of color in the U.S?

*What are the economic and political consequences of debt and how has debt played a role in systematic impoverishment?

*Who are the players and who has the power?

*How are the communities affected fighting back?

Sponsors: Friends of the Congo, Mobilization for Global Justice, Africa Action, 50 Years Is Enough, Washington Peace Center, TransAfrica Forum, Jubilee USA, Coalition of Pluralists and Congolese Patriots.

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