In September 2012, five people from the Congo—survivors and refugees from the Congolese civil war—captivated audiences at Syracuse Stage with their searing portrayals of their struggles to leave the past behind and form a new, peaceful community in Central New York.
The world premiere of "Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo," a work commissioned by SU’s Arts Engage and written by pre-eminent playwrights Ping Chong (the fall 2012 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Collaborator in the SU Humanities Center) and Kyle Bass, with Sara Zatz, began conversations and built hope and empathy across national boundaries and borders.
The conversation will continue with a presentation by human rights activist and best-selling author John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project, on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. He will speak on "Cry for Peace: What Individuals Can Do to Save Lives in the Congo."
The event, sponsored by SU Arts Engage, is free and open to the public. Communication Access Real Time (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available. Reduced-rate parking will be available in Irving Garage. For more information, contact SU Arts Engage at 315-443-0296.