Published on: March 01, 2011
Invisible Children, a group of young people dedicated to ending the plight of child soldiers in East Africa, will bring its message to Lone Star College-Tomball (LSC-Tomball) on Monday, March 21 at noon in N-103 in the Student Center.
Started by three college students, Invisible Children heads a movement to end the conflict in Uganda and stop the abduction of children for use as child soldiers. Members of the Ugandan militia known as the Lordís Resistance Army abduct and brainwash innocent children as young as eight years old to become rebel fighters. Those that resist are killed. After returning to America, the three students created the documentary "Invisible Children: Rough Cut," a film that exposes the tragedy.
This spring, Invisible Children will visit colleges across the country to raise awareness and help stop this injustice. The organization focuses on long-term goals that will enable East African children to take responsibility for their future and the future of their country. The speakers will address the desperate need for quality education, mentorships, the redevelopment of schools, resettlement from the camps and financial stability.
For more information on this event, call 281-357-3643 or e-mail Sharon.E.Alewine@LoneStar.edu. LSC-Tomball is located off State Highway 249, between the intersections of Baker Drive and Zion Road.