Most of you know Emmanuelle Chriqui as every guy’s dream girl, Sloan, on the mega hit Entourage…or as a bad ass contract killer on Cleaners…the list goes on and on. I know her as Em. I am fortunate to call this dynamic and kind woman my friend. She is beautiful and funny. Spiritual, smart and sassy.
Her big heart has found it’s way to the Congo. Where poverty, illegal mining and the war against women runs rampant. An advocate for women, and people in general, Emmanuelle is doing what she can to make a change. Raising awareness is a great start.
What inspired you to get involved with Raise Hope for Congo" I watched a doc called ?The Greatest Silence?. The strength and unity that I saw in women that have survived such horrific crimes set something off in my heart and it was the ultimate call to action.
What do you believe would most transform (this particular situation)" I think the most important thing we can do is raise awareness for the women and girls in the congo. Most people don?t know that the Congo is one of the most dangerous places in the world for a woman to exist, because rape if used as a weapon of warfare. Second, I believe we won?t find peace in the Congo until our electronic companies and jewelers mine conflict free minerals.
What has been your best giving experience" We did a rally at The University of wisconis madison with aaron rodgers. The event was covered by ESPN, which was incredible because the sports community has such a wide reach that we were really able to spread the message in such a grand fashion. I also love that the university is now a conflict free campus. So now all the students are super aware of the electronics they use.
What brings you the most joy" One of the things that brings me the most joy is when I am dancing, like really dancing, with reckless abandon.
What is one thing you would tell your 15 year old self" I have been thinking alot about this lately. I t...