Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2011
The documentary "Invisible Children" tells the plight of the Ugandan children who are impacted by the longest running war in Africa today. The documentary will be shown on campus, followed by a discussion with representatives of Invisible Children New International Tour on Monday, March 21. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with the representatives of the organization to learn more about their role in the conflict in Uganda.
This movement is directed toward improving the lives of the people in Africa who are affected by the war. The organization runs with a staff that is 95 percent Ugandan in order to better understand the culture -and so the people who are part of this issue can show exactly what they need for success.
The organizers describe themselves as storytellers, visionaries, humanitarians, artists and entrepreneurs--part of a generation eager for change and willing to pursue it. They note the group, called roadies, "are trained to know not only the ins and outs of Invisible Children, but also the history of the war and current state of the conflict." Their events are designed to "educate our supporters, and join a community of like-minded people dedicated to making a difference."
There will be a reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Intercultural Affairs House. The screening of the film "Invisible Children" will take place at 7 p.m. in the Sanford Room, followed by the discussion with the members of the Tour. This marks the fourth time the documentary has been shown at HWS.
All are welcome to this event and support is appreciated.