CLEVELAND, OH — In 2017 Socent Studios journeyed to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to meet with members of Lucha RDC (BBC World Service). LUCHA (fight for change) is a nonviolent, non-partisan, youth-organized citizen movement made up of Congolese from all walks of life, origins and religions who share in a united desire for a truly independent, constitutional, democratic and prosperous Congo, and who militate for its advent through nonviolent actions. Today LUCHA poses the greatest resistance to DRC's dictator Joseph Kabila. As a result, LUCHA youth have been intimidated, arrested, tortured and killed by the Kabila-led state government. Unconscionably, Congo is home to the deadliest struggle for peace and human dignity since WWII (Impact).
Red: symbolizes the blood of Congo's martyrs.
Yellow: symbolizes Congo's wealth and prosperity.
Yellow Star: symbolizes unity and brilliant future.