CLEVELAND, OH — In 2017 Socent Studios journeyed to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to meet with members of LUCHA RD Congo. 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 (WEF).
Red: symbolizes the blood of Congo's martyrs.
Yellow: symbolizes Congo's wealth and prosperity.
Yellow Star: symbolizes unity and brilliant future.
Due to international exploitation of Congo's mineral wealth valued today at $24 trillion, Congolese struggle is directly fueled by our Conflict Electronics. Millions and millions of innocents have been slaughtered and thirteen million more are in critical peril today. Due to 22 years of unfettered geopolitical corruption and transnational exploitation of DRC UN Geneva classified Congo's struggle as a Level 3 Humanitarian Crisis in April 2018, the body's highest level of emergency.