Blood in the Mobile Event

Sunday, October 20, 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kalmanovitz Hall 367 - Classroom
Event Type
Events and Lectures
Tanaka, Krislyn
Modern and Classical Languages


Blood in the Mobile

Screening and discussion led by Manu Kapapa, Bio-Rad Laboratories.
Sun, Oct 20: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
KA 367 Kalmanovitz Hall
The documentary Blood in the Mobile (2010) shows the connection between our phones and armed conflict in the Congo. Director Frank Poulsen travels to DR Congo to see the illegal mine industry with his own eyes. He gets access to Congo’s largest tin-mine, which is being controlled by different armed groups, and where children work for days in narrow mine tunnels to dig out the minerals that end up in our phones.

This film is an excellent starting point for the Congo Week events to follow.  It offers an in-depth look at the situation in the Congo, drawing on important images and interviews from the conflict zone.

Contact: Karen Bouwer,
(415) 422-3690 or


Congo Week is a week of activities that commemorates the millions of lives lost in the Congo conflict while celebrating the enormous human and natural potential that exists in the country.  The events offered at USF between Sunday, October 20 and Thursday, October 24 provide a unique opportunity gain an in-depth understanding of the situation in the Congo and to advocate for peace, justice and human dignity in partnership with the Congolese people. 

Other events happening during Congo Week: 

The cell out starts at noon.  Leave a message on your phone during the cell out.  Visit for a model text.  Supporting another cause?  Use the cell out to raise awareness for your cause.
Wednesday, October 23: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Crossroads Cafeteria information table.

Wilita Sanguma, Friends of the Congo Advocate, Program Assistant, USF.
Wednesday, October 23: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
7th Floor Lounge, Phelan Hall

Panel discussion with Muadi Mukenge (Program Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Global Fund for Women) and Patricia Jurewicz (Director, Responsible Sourcing Network)
Thursday, October 24: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall

This event is co-sponsored by African Studies, B.A. International Studies, Environmental Studies, The Lane Center, M.A. International Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Peace and Justice Studies, Politics, the UN Women National Committee, and University Ministry

Questions?  Please contact Karen Bouwer at (415) 422-3690 or

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