Events

Past Events:

End of the Year Benefit Show

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Come on out to The Coffee Shop at 8pm on Thursday April 24th

for our last event of the year in place of our final general meeting!

We will be having Grace, Sneezy & A Profit of Pirates performing & all benefits will go to the

Dwon Madiki Foundation & LETS GO Chicago.

Five dollars is the suggested donation – we look forward to seeing you there!

 

Invisible Conflicts Presents: Gasland II

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Join us for a showing of the documentary revealing many issues about fracking, Gasland II.

All are welcome and Pete’s Pizza will be provided!

April 3rd from 6-8pm in Damen Theater in Damen Student Center

See you there!

20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide

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Join us in welcoming Paul Rusesabagina to Loyola!

The Hotel Rwanda Humanitarian is coming to speak in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.
There is no price to attend and all are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there, the event takes place

Monday March 24th, at 4pm

in Galvin Auditorium in Sullivan Center

on Loyola University Chicago’s Lakeshore Campus

Sponsors include: African Studies and the African Diaspora Program, Department of Political Science, International Studies Program, and Invisible Conflicts.

Congo Week 2013

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Congo Week is a week of awareness of conflicts going on in the DRC, or the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is held all over the country & here at Loyola University Chicago, Invisible Conflicts is putting on this week full of events to spread knowledge.
Conflict in the Congo: How You’re Involved and Why You Should Care
by speaker and professor Brian Endless, PhD.
Held at 7pm in Cuneo 002
TUESDAY OCTOBER 22ND
Screening of “Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth”
with a Discussion with Gauthier Buyidi.
Held at 7pm in Cudahy 202
Focus on our Cell Phone Drive that will be going until December 4th to help reduce coltan mining in the DRC! Look for drop boxes on campus & bring by your old phones!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH
There will be a Mass, Vigil, a Congolese Meal, and Debitores Sumus.
There will also be a talk On Ways of Exhausting Our Question on Violence by speaker V.Y. Mudimbe, PhD.
Held at 5pm in Ignatius House
Please come out to our events for solidarity with the Congo!

Congo Week is sponsored by SAF, and The Diversity Fund; with co-sponsors including The African Student Alliance, the Department of Political Science, the Black World Studies Program, and the International Studies Program.

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Invisible Children and LiNK come to Loyola!

Invisible Children: Tuesday, October 15th from 5-7pm in Galvin Auditorium

Liberty in North Korea: Thursday, October 17th from 7-9pm in Cuneo 210

Invisible Conflicts is bringing in these two wonderful organizations for greater awareness during this week of social justice! There will be food provided and the events are open to the public.  Come on out to these wonderful events!  For more information check out the Invisible Conflicts Facebook page & the corresponding events posted there.

CHRC-Film-Series-Banner Center for the Human Rights of Children Film Series

Thursday, September 26th at 5pm for “Not My Life” and
Thursday, October 10th at 5pm for “The Harvest.” Both located in the Damen Student Center Theater.
 
This event is free and open to the public.

Invisible Conflicts is sponsoring CHC’s  event with Free the Slaves, and Latin American Student Organization.  It will be featuring two powerful films.  Find the Facebook event here.

Loyola Social Justice Fair

Wednesday, September 25th from 3-6pm on the CFSU Terrace

Invisible Conflicts will be participating in this year’s Social Justice Fair.

Come on out & support IC and all the other wonderful groups on campus!

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Voices of Change: Benefit Concert

Friday, April 19, 2013
$8 Cover with music from 10pm-12am
Uncommon Ground (1401 W. Devon Ave)
Make sure to reserve a table to guarantee a seat for the show by calling 773.465.9801 

Dwon Madiki Presents Duck & Goose, Fishing for Minnows, and Clare Adella in a Benefit Show at Uncommon Ground! All proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Dwon Madiki Partnership which supports the education of war-affected children in northern Uganda.

 
 

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7pm
Crown Center (1001 West Loyola Avenue)
Please RSVP because there will be
FREE Einstein Bagels

Please join Invisible Conflicts for the film screening the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell. This movie chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.

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7th Annual IC Plunge

Saturday, December 1st at 12pm
Crown Center (1001 West Loyola Avenue)
Registration: $15 Advance* / $20 Door / $10 per person in a group of 10 or more
 
On Saturday December 1st, we will sprint into freezing cold Lake Michigan to raise money for the children of Northern Uganda. Whether you dip your toe, go waist high or take the full plunge, we invite you to join in the fun! There will be costumes, food, live musical performances by Mundelein & Kate Quinby, African dance, as well as prizes for best costume, most donations raised, and most represented Loyola Residence Hall floor!
This year Invisible Conflicts’ theme is DISNEY! What will yours be? Join the facebook event for updates.
All information regarding greater details on the event and how to register can be found here: IC Plunge Packet 2012
ONLINE DONATIONS FOR THE PLUNGE CAN BE MADE HERE
* Advance Tickets can be purchased at The Coffee Shop (1135 W Sheridan Rd) and CFSU at Loyola

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Invisible Children “MOVE” Screening

Thursday, October 11th at 9pm

Crown Center Auditorium (1001 West Loyola Avenue)

Come see Invisible Children’s latest film MOVE. The film is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the most viral video ever, Invisible Children itself, and the mechanics of a movement to stop one of the world’s worst war criminals. Directed by Jason Russell, this film challenges a generation to take a stand for international justice. Either you lead or you follow, but everyone will eventually have to MOVE.

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Congo Week 2012

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Prayer Service, Vigil, and Congolese Cultural Dinner 

Sunday, October 14
5-8 pm / Dinner Tickets: $10
Ignatius House (6324 North Kenmore Ave. Chicago, IL)

Join us to honor and commemorate the lives lost in and affected by the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A prayer and vigil service will be held at the chapel in Ignatius House. Guests are encouraged to bring a poem, prayer, or piece of prose that they would like to share. Following the service  will be a Congolese Cultural Dinner with keynote speaker, Dr. Anna Roosevelt.

Please RSVP by Friday, October 12th to invisibleconflicts.loyola@gmail.com

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Historical Context and Personal

Perspective of the Conflict in the Congo

Monday, October 15 at 7pm
4th Floor of the Information Commons

This informational lecture by Dr. Brian Endless will provide details and background information regarding the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly with regards to conflict minerals and the impacts that this issue has in our daily lives.

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Tales of a Congolese Refugee

Tuesday, October 16 at 6pm
Crown Center Auditorium 
(1001 West Loyola Avenue)
FREE CHIPOTLE 

Yves Muya, visiting from California, will be depicting his experience as a Congolese Refugee. As Yves transitioned from being a boy to becoming a man he tried to make sense of the experiences his family underwent. As he searched for answers, he began to understand the gravity of the war that caused his family to flee, leaving everything they knew and loved behind. In his quest to know more, he learned about the deadly war that decimated his home country with thousands of people being raped and killed every month including his family and friends. It was then that Yves decided to stop running. He committed to doing whatever it took to end the deadliest war of this generation. Yves believes that by sharing his story of freedom he will be able to bring freedom to those who do not have it.

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Uncovering the Truth: Movie & Discussion

Thursday, October 18 at 8pm
Crown Center Auditorium (1001 West Loyola Avenue)
FREE EINSTEIN BAGELS 

Discussion and Screening of “Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth.” This short film explores the role that the United States and its allies, Rwanda and Uganda, have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century. Analysts examine whether U.S. corporate and government policies that support strongmen and prioritize profit over the people have contributed to and exacerbated the tragic instability in the heart of Africa. The film locates the Congo crisis in a historical, social and political context. It unveils analysis and prescriptions by leading experts, practitioners, activists and intellectuals that are not normally available to the general public. The film is a call to conscience and action.

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Global Activism Expo

Saturday April 28th 
FREE ADMISSION: 12-6pm
UIC Forum (725 W Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, IL 60607)
This event was derived from WBEZ’s Global Activism Series hosted by Worldview’s Jerome McDonnellThe 2012 Global Activism Expo will be hosted by the UIC Social Justice Initiative. This is the 3rd year Invisible Conflicts has been invited to be involved as a participating organization! IC will be among various organizations representing social justice efforts in over 100 countries. There will be an array of music, demonstrations, food, activities, presentations, and more!
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The Lord’s Resistance Army and Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring the Impacts of Joseph Kony

Wednesday April 11th at 7pm
Crown Center Auditorium, Loyola University Chicago (Lake Shore Campus)
 Invisible Conflicts present Dr. Brian Endless and Father Toussaint Kafahire Murhula who will be exploring the impacts of Joesph Kony and his war in Sub-Saharan Africa. Co-sponsored by UNICEF and Free the Slaves.
Message From Invisible Conflicts RE: Kony 2012
As a separate entity from Invisible Children, we support the mission of bringing Joseph Kony to justice and we admire our generation’s willingness to advocate for change. Acknowledging the complex implications of this campaign, we suggest continued dialogue for a peaceful solution. Invisible Conflicts continues to build relationships with our fellow Ugandan advocates through the Dwon Madiki Partnership, which empowers children affected by Kony’s violence. 
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Live Off Morse!

Friday April 13th
 Heartland Cafe (7000 North Glenwood Avenue  Chicago, IL) 
Doors open @ 8pm; Music @ 9pm
The Invisible Conflicts April Benefit Show is this Friday!  There is a great lineup, so come out for an eclectic night of rock, jazz, and acoustic tunes featuring the following artists: Nick Miller, Dominic Catanzaro, Mundeleinand Brent & Plankey. They are local, talented artists who are excited to support DMP! All proceeds ($10 cover) support the education of children in Uganda. It is sure to be a night of good music, good Heartland food/drinks, good people, good times… all for a good cause!
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Beyond Hotel Rwanda and Genocide in Rwanda

Thursday March 29th 6:30 PM
4th Floor, Information Commons

Paul Rusesabagina’s personal story was told in the 2004 Academy Award nominated movie Hotel Rwanda, in which Don Cheadle played the character of Paul.Come listen to Ruesabagina speak about his experiences and Rwanda today.

Funded by: College of Arts and Sciences Africa Speaker Series

Sponsored by: Black World Studies, International Studies, Department of Political Science and Invisible Conflicts

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Women on the U.S.-Mexican Border: Femicides and Border Industrialization

Wednesday, March 21stat 7:15-8:15 PM
Cudahy Science Building Room 202

 Loyola University History professor Dr. Dina Berger will be speaking in an effort to shed light on femicides and border industrialization on the U.S. – Mexican Border. LASO and the Gannon Scholars Women’s Leadership Program will also be co-sponsoring this event with Invisible Conflicts.

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