Conflict-free Congo: The Paradox of our New Technologies
29 November at 7.30pm
St Stephen’s Church, Exeter
We’re proud to announce that Bandi Mbubi will be speaking at our next Congo Calling event in Exeter on 29 November – please come!
Bandi has been busy since he presented his TEDxExeter talk in April about the need for conflict-free technology. The Congo Calling campaign emerged from the outpouring of support following his talk. Since then Bandi has spoken on conflict minerals at Campus Party, the international technology conference held in Berlin, and participated in the Centre for African Development and Security/SOAS Round table on Conflict Minerals. He is supporting student groups in their campaigns for conflict mineral free campuses. Last month his TEDxExeter talk was featured on TED.com, and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times all over the world.
Bandi has inspired individuals and groups to find out more and take action. Our meeting in Exeter will be a great opportunity to learn about how the mining of rare earth minerals, used in so much of the technology we use every day, is fueling armed conflict, slave labour and sexual violence in the Congo. The talk will be followed by an open discussion.
There are many more exciting things coming up in the near future. To find out more please follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and keep an eye on our website.
Thank you for your support,
Congo Calling Team