Invisible Children preview April 19
WILMORE, KY—A free screening of “Invisible Children: Rough Cut” will be shown in Hughes Auditorium April 19 at 9 p.m. A group from Invisible Children Inc. will be visiting campus as part of their national “Suburban Safari” tour.
Representatives from Invisible Children are traveling around the country in RVs in an effort to bring their film, “Invisible Children: Rough Cut” and message to high schools, colleges and places of worship. They are trying to bring awareness and advocate for the plight of the children of Northern Uganda. There will be a question and answer session following the film.
In the spring of 2003, three young Americans traveled to Africa in search of such a story. What they found was a tragedy that disgusted and inspired them—a story where children are the weapons and the victims. The “Invisible Children: Rough Cut” film exposes the effects of a 20-year-long war on the children of Northern Uganda. Children who live in fear of abduction by rebel soldiers and are being forced to fight as part of a violent army.
“Invisible Children” will also be promoting the Global Night Commute on April 29 in U.S. cities across the country. Every night for 20 years, thousands of children in Northern Uganda have commuted to sleep in the center of their cities for fear of abduction. “Invisible Children” hopes to bring awareness to this issue and encourage the U.S. government to take a stand. The group will also discuss their bracelet campaign, which raises money for families in Uganda and for the children to attend school.
Invisible Children Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial resources to invisible children by documenting their true, untold stories in a creative and relevant way, resulting in positive change.
Acting on AIDS, a new Asbury College student organization, along with other students and campus leaders helped organize this event. They will host a special meeting on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. in Reasoner 214 to discuss the Global Night Commute to be held in Lexington. For questions, please contact David Braddy or Greg Steinsdoerfer.