On Wednesday, April 11 The Democracy Commitment at Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland, Maryland held a day-long community event featuring film, music and dance. (Pictures!)

The event was comprised of a showing of the award winning documentary “The Greatest Silence”, Guest Speaker Christian from “Friends of Congo” out of D.C., Congolese dancers (ACM students) and local Bands—Jon Felton, Sea Lions, Dog Jaw, Corey Oglesby—all free and open to the public!

During the entire day there were free coffee samples of Ethiopian coffee and artists selling their wares, fair trade coffee and baked items. There was also a 50/50 raffle and item raffles of which the proceeds went to Women to Women and Heal Africa!

They raised $300 that night and will continue ongoing fundraising for the semester.  All of the donations will continue to go to Women to Women and Heal Africa which are on-the-ground charities working on addressing the psychological, social, and physical aftermath of the horrific rapes of Congolese girls and women.

Congratulations Allegany College of Maryland for hosting such an exciting and successful event!