Wishing a Happy Birthday to my friend and partner in eastern Congo, Dr. Denis Mukwege.
Your activism and dedication to human rights are an inspiration to me and so many others around the world. On behalf of us at the @easterncongo Initiative, we thank you for your work and celebrate your life today.
Matt and I really want to grab lunch with you (once it’s safe to travel) so we teamed up with @omaze to support @easterncongo & @water.
To enter, click the link in my bio or go to omaze.com/la ⬆️
Entries close this week and every donation supports the Eastern Congo Initiative and Water.org
Matt and I have joined forces with @omaze to offer you the chance to come and hang out with us in Hollywood (once it’s safe to travel) and help @easterncongo & @water provide resources and support to communities in need.
Enter now at omaze.com/la (link in bio)
Over 10 years ago, Whitney Williams and I founded the @easterncongo Initiative to help support people in the region. After enduring a generation of armed conflict (and the recent struggles that the entire world has faced during this global pandemic), the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s brilliance, creativity and determination shows the rest of us what's possible.
On behalf of our partners and friends @easterncongo, please join me in celebrating coffee from eastern Congo with our newest partner, @Nespresso. Together we are ensuring access to world-class basic water and healthcare to Congolese farming communities though our social business platform #Asili. Over the years, ECI has helped so many amazing coffee farmers with technical assistance and access to international markets. Gaudencia, pictured here, is one of them. She has been farming coffee for over fifty years! It was an honor sharing her first taste of coffee with us back in 2019.
I wanted to highlight @eji_org ‘s powerful video - I hope you’ll join me in following and supporting this organization who are working to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment and racial inequality.
#BreonnaTaylor would have turned 27 today. See the second image for a list of 4 specific actions you can take right now to honor her birthday. #birthdayforbreonna #sayhername #blacklivesmatter
(Thank you @traceeellisross and @colorofchange for sharing these)