In the Stacks Episode 82: A Thousand Sisters by Lisa Shannon

A video book review of A Thousand Sisters by Lisa Shannon. Purchase the book on Bookshop here, and on Amazon here.

"After she sees a report about the genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Oprah, an area where more than 5.4 million people have been killed the last 15 years, Lisa Shannon starts a grassroots organization, Run for Congo Women.

"Her conscience leads her to become an activist, expanding efforts from charitable 5K runs into an organization that lets you sponsor a woman in the Congo. After a civil war over ethnic differences and valuable minerals such as tungsten that end up in electronics, it’s said to be the worst place on Earth to be a woman." -- Michelle Z. from In the

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