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Africa’s Blood Sweat & Tears, As Told by Chris Abani

Arista Roesch Staff Writer Chris Abani graced us with his presence at the Westheimer Peace Symposium on October 16th at 10:15 in the morning, and it was a session worth crawling out of bed for. He stared out with the quote, “Love for the weak always includes a murderous intent.” He then shared with us an intense story of his “masculine initiation,” which wasn’t actually completed by him, but a friend. He spoke of his inability to kill a goat. He realized that a goat’s eyes are too human, along…

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Westheimer Highlights Activist Lisa Shannon

Ashley Fox Staff Writer              Wilmington College’s Westheimer Peace Symposium enlightened students, faculty, and community members on the topic of “Africa’s Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Nonviolent Solutions”. Among the guest speakers hosted at the event was Lisa Shannon who shared her experiences of exploration and activism for Congolese women. The humanitarian crisis of the Congo is of the worst rape pandemic and sexual slavery account to ever exist in recorded history. The lives of over 5.4 million people have been taken away from this forgotten crisis since the year of…

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