University of Southern California

Center for Religion & Civic Culture

A Conversation with Dr. Denis Mukwege

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USC Spectrum, the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and co-sponsors present an afternoon with Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Denis Mukwege, who will share his stories and experiences as a tireless advocate for women's rights in his native Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Janice Kamenir-Reznik, co-founder of Jewish World Watch, will moderate the conversation with Dr. Mukwege, founder and medical director of the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a hospital that has become renowned worldwide for its innovative treatment of survivors of sexual violence and women who have suffered extreme injuries as a result of brutal rape during the ongoing conflicts in the Congo.

Due to his never-ending service to human rights, Dr. Mukwege has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the UN Human Rights Prize, the Clinton Global Citizen Award and has traveled extensively raising awareness about the brutal situation in eastern Congo. This is his first time in Los Angeles.

This event also presents the unprecedented opportunity to hear from a Nobel Prize nominee on the same day the Nobel Prize award will be announced to the world.

For RSVP and more information, go to the event page. or download the event flyer.