The Congo Cause would like to
thank all of your who participated to make the Jazz Concert
a wonderful success!

We were able to raise $1,600 for mosquito bed nets
through the concert, silent auction, and your contributions!

Jazz with the Cliff Monear & Friends
Cliff Monear piano
Nick Calandro bass
Sean Dobbins drums
Barbara Ware vocals
Nicole New vocalist

Photography of the jazz concert event by Thomas Richardson

Much appreciation to everyone who helped behind the scenes to make the concert and the itinerary of speaking engagements for Dr. Cissa Wa Numbe of UNA-DRC a success:

Thomas Richardson, Photographer

Lenna, Kathy C., Deborah - Concert Support Team

Ron Ellman

Rinda ("Auntie Rin")

The Birmingham Community House and Shari Sako-Bojan, Beverage & Banquet Manager

Dr. Lorraine Thompson, - for her resourceful contacts

Dr. Bamidele Demerson, Director of Education,
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Dr. Dellashon Di Cresce, Project Director and
Dr. Fred Pearson, Center Director
Detroit Council for World Affairs (DCWA), and
Peace and Conflict Resolution Center, Wayne State University

Paula and Molly - Fellow Graduate Students and the Walled Lake High School

Jody Carter - Flint Speaking Engagements

Dr. Moss and Dawn Demps, The Shariki Group, University of MI-Flint

Dr. Jeff Kupperman, University of MI-Flint - Project Consultation

Faith Tabernacle Church, Burton/Flint

Ponce Inlet Community Church, Ponce Inlet

WDET / NPR Radio - Detroit Today Show

The Old Village Bakery

Silent Auction Sponsors

And all of you who supported, donated, spread the word, and sent your words of encouragement--Our sincere gratitude!


And here is a thank you note from Dr. Cissa Wa Numbe, Director of the UN Association of D.R. Congo:

"Please convey my gratitude to all members of your team but also to the jazz band, friends, and to all those who brought their support and sympathy in one way or another.

I am very excited about seeing the first order of mosquito nets and the distribution that should happen by the end of May--at last.Cissa Wa Numbe, Director - UNA-DRC

Yours in peace and social justice,



  Email or Phone: 866-891-6376


A special thank you to the:

Birmingham Community House

The Birmingham Community House provided excellence service, an elegant atmosphere, along with generosity and superb assistance to make the jazz concert event a success!

Birmingham Community House

Dr. Cissa Wa Numbe, Director of United Nations Association of the Democratic Republic of Congo (UNA-DRC)
Special Honored Guest: Dr. Cissa Wa Numbe
Director of
United Nations Association
of the Dem. Rep. of Congo (UNA-DRC)

Dr. Cissa Wa Numbe attended the jazz concert, and briefly shared about the malaria prevention campaign for the eastern border of the Congo.

Link to a speech by Dr. Cissa Wa Numbe

Link to a video by Dr. Cissa Wa Numbe giving an overview of UNA-DRC's activities to the graduate student team in Geneva, Switzerland at our initial Global Learning project (AmaniDRC) partnership meeting.

With great pleasure, we were honored by his visit.

Note: Link to: Dr. Wa Numbe's Detroit/Flint speaking itinerary of March 31 to April 3 in Detroit and Flint.


Concert proceeds will be used mosquito bed nets to be distributed for free near the eastern border area of Congo.

Journalists are describing eastern Congo as being 20 times worse than Darfur -- and the worse genocide since World War II.


Mosquito Bed Net Link for Flash Animation

Click the icon to view a 60-second Flash animation.

Please be sure to visit the artists' websites
listen to sounds clips purchase CDs

Cliff Monear website link
Barbara Ware
CD - Time Was
Barbara Ware website link
Sean Dobbins
George Benson Music - Detroit Saxophonist

Nicole New
Jazz Vocalist


Detroit - Let's Drive Away Malaria

Letter from Director of UNA-DRC Support this Campaign Parent Site Sponsors & Supporters

Questions: Contact or Phone: 866-900-3939

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