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Film screening and discussion to bring attention to war in Uganda

Loyola press release - February 28, 2011

The Loyola University New Orleans Community Action Program and the Office of University Ministry present “The Invisible Children: Congo Tour,” a discussion and film screening with the Invisible Children organization, created to bring peace and awareness about the Ugandan war, one of the longest-running wars on the African continent, led by the Lord's Resistance Army. The event takes place Wednesday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, located in Monroe Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Invisible Children representatives will discuss the war in Eastern Africa and the effect on the people there. The evening will also include a screening of the film, “Tony,” which documents the life of a Ugandan boy named Tony, a survivor of Africa’s longest running war, who eventually fled to the United States. Members of Invisible Children will also discuss how the LRA has moved out of northern Uganda and into the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic.

Invisible Children provides schooling and mentors to Ugandan students with the greatest needs, often including orphans, child mothers and children who had previously been abducted by the insurgent army. Through education, Invisible Children hopes to combat ignorant leaders in order to create a better Uganda.

For more information, contact Samantha Montano, special affairs chair of LUCAP, at smontano@loyno.edu.

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