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Invisible Children World Tour Comes to North Park

Invisible Children

CHICAGO (April 12, 2007) – Next week, the Great Lakes Road Crew of the Invisible Children Movement will present the fast-paced, convicting, and mesmerizing documentary on child abduction, army enslavement, and night-commuting in Northern Uganda, Africa. The film, Invisible Children, has gained international recognition, helped to spark interest in the Ugandan War, and started the Invisible Children organization and movement, with a mission to change "culture, policy, and lives," according to www.invisiblechildren.com.

The documentary chronicles some of the conflict that includes a 20-year, violent revolt against the government by the rebel army known as The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Three young men from California traveled to Africa in search of a story only to find thousands upon thousands of children commuting miles away from their family each night, unable to sleep peacefully in their own homes for fear of abduction and recruitment into this army. This organization, Invisible Children, has already made strides in reducing night-commuting and having peace talks with the LRA, but danger and fear are still prevalent.

The Invisible Children team will be on North Park's campus Tuesday, April 17 in Hamming Hall at 9:30 p.m. to show the film, and will attend chapel the next morning at 10:30 a.m. in Anderson Chapel for a short question-and-answer session with Interim Campus Pastor Judy Peterson.

For more information on the crisis in Uganda or how to get involved, click here.