The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) invites you to “Unveiling Truth and Inspiring Change” a Brown Bag Hybrid Event on June 5, 2023 at noon EDT (US and Canada), at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. For those who will be in person, lunch will be provided.

This event aims to raise awareness and foster discussions surrounding the book Survivors Uncensored: 100 + Testimonies of Resilience and Humanity co-authored by Claude Gatebuke and Delphine Yandemutso.

Attendees will have the invaluable opportunity to interact directly with the authors, as they will be available to sign copies of the book on-site. Books will be available for purchase at the event and online.

Let us come together to honor the survivors’ voices, gain insights from their experiences, and collectively work towards a more compassionate and just future.

Institute for Policy Studies
1301 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington DC, 20036

Monday, June 5, 2023
12:00 – 2:00 pm EDT (US and Canada)
4:00 – 6:00 pm (Accra)
5:00 – 7:00 pm (Abuja)
6:00 – 8:00 pm (Johannesburg)
7:00 – 9:00 pm (Nairobi)


AFJN, Advocacy Network for Africa (AdNA), Africa Great Lakes Network, Africa World Now Project, Black Alliance for Peace, Friends of the Congo, and Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)

Brown Bag – Survivors Uncensored

Survivors Uncensored is a powerful collection of testimonies from survivors of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 as well as pre and post genocide atrocities including in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The book offers poignant insights into their experiences and showcases stories of resilience and humanity. Through this event, we endeavor to call attention to the need for healing, reconciliation, accountability, and peace promotion.

Additionally, the event aims to shed light on the role of the U.S. and the West in atrocities currently occurring in DR Congo, spanning from 1996 to present. By raising awareness of these ongoing struggles, we aspire to promote justice, accountability, and a deeper understanding of the Congolese people’s plight and a path to lasting peace.


Tope Folarin, IPS Director


  • Delphine Yandamutso, Rwanda Accountability Initiative and co-author Survivors Uncensored
  • Claude Gatebuke, African Great Lakes Action Network and Co-author Survivors Uncensored
  • Salome Ayuak, Black Alliance for Peace, Africa Team
  • Special Guest, LIVE from Kisangani province, DRC

Steven Nabieu Rogers, AFJN, Executive Director and AdNA