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Friday, February 8 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Congo for the Taking

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Congo’s History as a case study of Imperialism and Neocolonialism... 19th Century to the present. “The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only.” Joseph Conrad. Congo has a rich legacy of such Imperial Ideas: Protection from Arab Slave Traders, Development, Civilization, Christianity, Commerce, Paternalism, Racism, Anti-Communism, Great Power Rivalry, Capitalism, Humanitarianism, Peace Keeping, Independence, Self Determination, Structural Adjustment Programs, Neoliberalism, Pursuing Genocidaires... but what was really at the back of it? “It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a great scale” Joseph Conrad. Africa is one the West's richest neocolonial projects and Congo is the heart of that darkness.


Greg Hunter

Teacher, EPSB
“Greg's talks are multi-media extravaganzas that challenge teachers—and all of us—to never assume that received narratives are necessarily true. Such skepticism is the basis of real democracy... This is a marvelous, wonderfully imaginative way of putting all this material together... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Sylvia Brendel - St. Thomas Aquinas #45
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 200
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English
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