"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


Lumo airs tonight!

Just a reminder to set your Tivo/DVR/VCR for tonight's showing of Lumo on PBS's POV series. In Austin, it airs at 10pm on KLRU; in Nashville, it's at 11pm on NPT; in Waco, it's on KWBU at 9pm; in DC, it's on in a couple of weeks because DC public television never shows POV on schedule. Check your local listings here.

I really hope you'll watch this documentary about the war against women and girls in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Lumo is the story of one woman who comes to Goma for treatment for a fistula that resulted from violent rape. She recieved treatment at the Heal Africa hospital, where I have conducted lots of research in the last couple of years. Heal Africa is a place of hope in the midst of despair, a point that the film will highlight. Here's a preview:

Austin-area friends and strangers, please come to a talk on the film and the situation in the DR Congo I'll be giving on Wednesday night at 6pm at First Baptist Church, Austin. FBC is downtown at 9th and Trinity and there's plenty of parking (and free childcare!). Please note that neither the film nor the talk are appropriate for children.

(Banner photo credit: P.O.V.)


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