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Ben Affleck makes a date with congressional subcommittee on Congo

March 3, 2011 |  4:13 pm

Ben-affleck-congo-congress Ben Affleck has made himself a date in Washington.

The actor and director will appear this Tuesday before the congressional subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights.

Affleck will be testifying at an open hearing, titled "The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Securing Peace in the Midst of Tragedy," on behalf of his organization the Eastern Congo Initiative.

Affleck has long been passionate about the building of sustainable society in the country, torn by sexual violence, lack of infrastructure for the nation's children and zero income-generation resources.

While Affleck mulls his next directorial project, he'll be seen in 2012's untitled Terrence Malick project, alongside Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem and Rachel Weisz.

What do you think of Ben's do-gooding? Tell us in comments.

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-- Matt Donnelly
Twitter.com/MattDonnelly

Photo: Ben Affleck attends the 2011 BAFTA Los Angeles award season tea. Credit: Getty Images

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