Congo Justice and the Embracing Project in association with the Rebel Human Rights Alliance (UNLV) hosted a special evening in commemoration of International Women’s Day and to advocate, connect and support women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence. Presentations were given by community leaders who are dedicated to ending gender based violence highlighting the connection between the violence against women locally in Las Vegas with that in Africa on the global scale.
In recognition of Africa Day, Congo Justice and UNLV’s Rebel Human Rights Alliance hosted the Unity & Justice Conference on Wednesday, May 23rd from 6 to 9 pm at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Africa Day is the day of an annual commemoration of the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963. On that day 32 independent African states signed the founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Leaders, scholars and activists spoke on the challenges and possibilities moving forward in Africa.
On April 8, 2012 the Las Vegas African Unified Service held their first gathering for an Easter celebration and potluck fellowship. Congo Justice along with key pastors from the African community of Las Vegas coordinated efforts for a blessed time for all who attended. Moving forward we seek to further efforts to coordinate church activities such as prayer gatherings, praise and worship, and unified services with the greater Las Vegas Christian community. Las Vegas is the hub of the world for so many activities and it is God’s ardent hope and desire to realize a God centered community.
November 4, 2011, Congo Justice hosted their first event in coordination with University of Nevada, Las Vegas' student organization, Rebel Human Rights Alliance. The occasion was comprised of a screening of the short documentary film, Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth, followed by a lively discussion that engaged and energized the audience. The event was live streamed to the internet and had viewers as far away as Japan.
Christmas for Congo on December 17, 2011 gathered together the African Diaspora of Las Vegas to celebrate the holiday together. The event was held at the spacious and elegant University of Nevada, Las Vegas Student Union Ballroom. Leaders from 9 African nations spoke and signed a resolution to support the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Entertainers as well as religious leaders from the Christian, Muslim and Buddhist community graced the occasion with a bright and powerful spirit.