Associate professor pens story recorded by musician Sheryl Crow

June 28, 2010

Altoona, Pa. -- Lee Ann De Reus, associate professor of human development and family studies and women’s studies at Penn State Altoona, provided the story of Congolese women read by recording artist Sheryl Crow on the recently released album, "RAISE Hope for Congo."

The purpose of the album is to increase awareness about the war against women and girls in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The track, titled "My Name Is Mwamaroyi," was written by De Reus and is based on an interview she conducted with rape survivors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2009.
 
The 18-track album was produced by ENOUGH, an antigenocide advocacy and policy organization based in Washington, D.C., and Mercer Street Records, and features musicians from around the world including Norah Jones and Mos Def.
 
To hear the track by Sheryl Crow, visit http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/news/new-cd-released-raise-hope-congo online.
 
  • The recently released album 'RAISE Hope for Congo' includes a story written by Lee Ann De Reus, associate professor of human development and family studies and women’s studies at Penn State Altoona, and read by recording artist Sheryl Crow.

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