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KONY 2012, an Invisible Children film, to show on campus March 12

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Penn State Altoona will offer a presentation by Invisible Children of their film Kony 2012 on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in the TV Lounge of the Slep Student Center.

Invisible Children is a youth movement working to empower and educate students in the area of international social justice. The group works to create high-quality documentary films that highlight the way students from across North America are making the world a better place.

The film Kony 2012 is part of the group's efforts to end the reign of Joseph Kony, a Ugandan guerrilla group leader, who is the head of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA has earned a reputation for its actions against the people of several countries, including northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sudan. Moreover, it has abducted and forced an estimated 66,000 children to fight for them.

For more information on the film, visit www.invisiblechildren.com online.

The event is sponsored by Altoona Area High School and the Penn State Altoona Division of Student Affairs.


Related Event: Spirit of Uganda, a professional training and touring program of the non-profit organization Empower African Children, comes to Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, to share the music and dance of the lush and diverse East African country.

Spirit of Uganda’s 22 performers, ages 11 to 22, personify the resilience and promise of Africa’s next generation. In addition to performing, they serve as ambassadors for Uganda’s 2.4 million orphans and advocates for AIDS awareness and prevention. Spirit of Uganda’s performances raise funds to support the many orphaned and vulnerable children served by Empower African Children.

For more information, please visit www.cpa.psu.edu/events/uganda.html online.

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