Conflict-Free Campus Initiative

Building a Movement: Students & Business Leaders Call for Greater Action on Conflict Minerals, Especially Gold

“The key to all social movements is [having] allies.” This observation, made by student activist and Conflict-Free Campus Initiative leader Roxanne Rahnama, encapsulates the theme of a series of recent events and developments in the conflict-free movement.

Making American University Conflict-Free

Written by Michael Kinzer and Sarah Palazzolo, co-leaders of American University's Empower Congo which took on the Conflict Free Campus Initiative's (CFCI) campaign.

UNC-Chapel Hill Students Push for School, State to be Conflict-Free

This post was written by guest blogger and UNC-Chapel Hill student Danielle Allyn. 

In the Kiswahili language, spoken by many in eastern Congo, methali (proverbs) play an important role in society. One such proverb reads Penye nia pana njia or, “Where there is a will, there is a way.”

Aaron Rodgers and UW-Madison Students Rally for Congo

On October 7, Green Bay Packers Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers partnered with the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo for a rally attended by thousands of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Think Progress: Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Joins Campaign To Raise Awareness About Technology And Congo

Editor's Note: The author of this post is Travis Waldron, a reporter with ThinkProgress.org. This blogpost originally appeared on ThinkProgress.

Aaron Rodgers, Emmanuelle Chriqui to Host CFCI Rally for Congo

Event Date: Oct 07, 2013

Green Bay Packers and Superbowl MVP Aaron Rodgers and Emmanuelle Chriqui will host a special event for the Enough Project's Conflict Free Campus Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Conflict-Free in Canada

The conflict-free movement is gaining momentum worldwide, with the newest development happening in Canada.  In March 2013, New Democrat Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar introduced a comprehensive conflict-free mineral bill to the Canadian Parliament.  Bill C-486 requires companies to regularly report how they obtain their supply of minerals such as gold, tin, tungsten, and tantalum from Central Africa, particularly Congo.

Brown, Dartmouth, and Yale Release Joint Statement on Conflict Minerals

Not only do universities educate students on issues of social justice, but they also serve as venues for students to organize around these issues and generate substantive change in society. Today, student leaders at Brown, Dartmouth, and Yale are seizing their opportunity to stimulate change by releasing a joint statement calling for responsible investment policies in relation to conflict minerals sourced from eastern Congo.

Doing Well – and Doing Good

Guest blogger Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., is the Founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide at William Mitchell College of Law.

Sometimes the world works in mysterious ways. We wind up doing the right thing without even realizing it. 

Conflict Gold 101

Today the Raise Hope for Congo campaign released a new campaign video, “Conflict Gold 101.” The video outlines the details of Congo’s conflict gold trade and puts the spotlight on jewelry companies who can play a role in reforming this deadly trade.

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