Aaron Rodgers featured at UW-Madison rally for peace in Congo

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The Enough Project and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s student chapter of the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative will host a rally for students featuring NFL star Aaron Rodgers, actor Emmanuelle Chriqui and Congolese rapper Omekongo Dibinga to raise awareness about the war in Congo and American’s connection to it.

The event will take place on Oct. 7.

Currently on more than 150 college campuses, the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative draws “on the power of student leadership and activism to bring about peace in Congo.”

The rally participants will encourage fellow students and university officials to commit to measures that pressure electronics companies to responsibly invest in Congo’s minerals sector.

The program also will feature J.D. Stier, the Raise Hope for Congo Campaign Manager, Enough Project.

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Union Terrace Stage, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 800 Langdon St.

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http://www.enoughproject.org