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Invisible Children #zeroLRA Film Screening

Date: October 22, 2013
Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Category: Events
Location: Lamar University Science Auditorium
Details:

Sponsored by the McNair Scholars Program, the Center for Academic Success, and the Multicultural Student Advisory Council

 

Youth Travel with Ugandan Advocates for Invisible Children's #zeroLRA Tour

 

14 American and Austrialian youth are traveling North America with media-based nonprofit Invisible Children for its 17th national tour, the #zeroLRA tour. Over the next three months, the tour will raise awareness for central Africa's 27-year war perpetuated by rebel leader Joseph Kony and his force, The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

Five teams made up of one Ugandan advocate the three Invisible Children volunteers, or "Roadies," will travel the United States to educate the public about this conflict by screening various pieces of media. After the film, Ugandan Roadies will  share their personal stories and the effect the LRA has had on their lives.

Invisible Children Roadies are holding the next screening at Lamar University on October 22, 2013. Screenings are FREE to attend and the public is welcome. Past Invisible Children tours have resulted in policy change such as the passing of the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act by President Obama and have also been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Contact: Daniella R. Medley
mcnair@lamar.edu