Come join the Lake Merritt Walk for Congo or arrive later to hear personal stories and analysis from Congolese speakers, followed by traditional food and music. The distance of the walk is just over 3 miles and the event is family friendly.
Saturday, August 23
1pm walk begins
3:00pm – 5:00pm Congolese speakers, food and music
3534 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland in California
Walk to begin and end at Lakeshore Baptist Church.
- Traditional food of the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Special dance performance by Byb Chanel Bibene, Vivien Bassouamina and Rocssy Mahania
- Panel of speakers to include Coco Ramazani, a Congolese children’s advocate whose story of survival is told in the book Tell This To My Mother, Eric Johnson who recently relocated to Oakland and will share about his experience as a refugee, and Muadi Mukenge, Global Fund’s Regional Director for Sub Saharan Africa, will share how funds raised are impacting women’s lives in Congo.
There is a suggested donation of $35 per individual or family (sliding scale) which goes directly to the CongoSwim beneficiaries. Advance registration is not required but appreciated. Questions? 925.323-7928
Can’t make the walk, but want to send your support?
Click the ‘Donate’ button above to give what you can. Every dollar matters. Details about the groups we are raising funds for are on the Who We Support page. Thank you!
If you prefer to give by check, make it payable to Friends of the Congo and put CongoSwim and my name in the memo line. Mail your check to:Friends of the Congo 1629 K St., NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006