By Lisa J Shannon, Zainab Salbi

ISBN-10: 1580053467

ISBN-13: 9781580053464

Lisa Shannon had what a few could name an exceptional life—her personal company, a profitable fiancé, a safe domestic. Then at some point in 2005, presently after her father’s dying, an episode of Oprah replaced every thing. The express approximately ladies within the Congo depicted atrocities too terrible to understand: thousands useless, ladies gang-raped and tortured, young ones ravenous and demise in stunning numbers. That day Lisa awakened to her dissatisfaction with the “good” lifestyles and to her function as an activist and a sister.

She created a starting place known as Run for Congo ladies, with the objective to elevate funds to sponsor 30 Congolese ladies. What begun as a solo 30-mile run has now grown right into a nationwide association in reference to girls for ladies overseas. Run for Congo girls holds fundraising runs in 4 nations and ten states, and maintains to elevate funds and wisdom. In A Thousand Sisters, Lisa stocks firsthand debts of her stories vacationing the Congo, the ladies she’s helped, and the relationships she’s shaped. With compelling tales of why she is still dedicated to this reason, Lisa conjures up her viewers to arrive out and aid besides, forming a sisterhood that transcends geographic boundaries.

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Similarly, individual white South African activists made the point that Apartheid was a moral responsibility for all to end. We see that in every story of injustice there is a movement for the good, one in which there are always survivors who decided to dedicate their lives to ending it, as well as those who have not been victims but know of their moral responsibility to stand up and fight. Lisa Shannon is one of those individuals who has decided to take a stand against an evil that does not oppress her directly but offends her with its very existence.

The train? A drive? The airport? ” “Soon,” Ted teases. When we pull up at the airport, I am just as lost, even after we check in for our flight to San Francisco. As we sit in the airport terminal, I spot a newsstand with the February issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, which has an article on women in Congo. ” One woman describes a militia dragging her away to the forest to rape or kill her. She pleads for her life. One of the militia responds, “Even if I kill you, what would it matter? You are not human.

But, thankfully, it is not so for everyone. There are activists worldwide who do what they can on behalf of others who are oppressed, though they may not share that plight. These are the people who realize that their own privilege—the privilege of not witnessing atrocities, the privilege of being heard, or having the resources to survive—is a responsibility to humanity, a responsibility to be shared with others, and a responsibility to this world. That story, the story of a few individuals acting upon injustice even though they have not witnessed it firsthand has always existed, and that is the story that adds to the hope survivors share when they triumph over the evil they have witnessed.

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