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By Lisa J Shannon, Zainab Salbi

Lisa Shannon had what a few may name a superb life—her personal enterprise, a profitable fiancé, a safe domestic. Then in the future in 2005, presently after her father’s dying, an episode of Oprah replaced every little thing. The exhibit approximately ladies within the Congo depicted atrocities too terrible to realize: thousands useless, ladies gang-raped and tortured, childrens ravenous and demise in surprising numbers. That day Lisa awakened to her dissatisfaction with the “good” existence and to her function as an activist and a sister.

She created a starting place known as Run for Congo ladies, with the objective to elevate funds to sponsor 30 Congolese girls. What began as a solo 30-mile run has now grown right into a nationwide association in reference to girls for girls foreign. Run for Congo ladies holds fundraising runs in 4 nations and ten states, and keeps to elevate funds and expertise. In A Thousand Sisters, Lisa stocks firsthand bills of her reviews vacationing the Congo, the ladies she’s helped, and the relationships she’s shaped. With compelling tales of why she is still devoted to this reason, Lisa evokes her viewers to arrive out and support to boot, forming a sisterhood that transcends geographic boundaries.

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Yet I continued. ” I said. “You have no right to judge people by the color of their skin. ” The man looked at me for a moment, then turned around and shuffled away, murmuring, “Damned kids . ” Then there was that time after a gym-class volleyball game, during my freshman year of high school, when I noticed a group of boys swarming around the net. It was another problem with Trevor Samson, the school geek. This time he was in a verbal sparring match with a popular kid, one of those who commuted to school from their prestigious, sprawling West Hills homes in spanking new Jeep Cherokees.

In the absence of an international effort to identify Interahamwe, in 1996 Rwanda and Uganda sponsored rebel leader Laurent Kabila to invade Zaire. The Hutu refugee camps were destroyed. The remaining Interahamwe retreated to Congo’s forests, where they re-branded themselves as the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (the FDLR). Backed by Rwandan troops, Kabila ousted Zaire’s long-time kleptocratic dictator Mobutu. Kabila was installed as the new President of the country and renamed it The Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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