Lisa Shannon, the founder of Run for Congo Women, will be speaking about her recent travels to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lisa is a dynamic speaker with powerful video footage and engaging stories that she wants to tell about the women and children of DR Congo. She has critical insights into how Congolese lives can be saved in a country where 45,000 people continue to die every month as the result of conflict.
She will tell stories and share insights at her free and public event “Why Congo Matters” on Thursday, June 19th, 7-9 PM, the Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201. She will also share details of Portland’s Run for Congo Women which is scheduled on Sunday, September 14th at Lower Macleay Park.
Run for Congo Women raises funds to support Women for Women International’s program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lisa Shannon has been named a 2006 Hero of Running by Runner’s World Magazine (Dec. 2006), and has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine (Dec. 2006) and Fitness Magazine (Mar 2007).