let’s magnify our love

In 2003, three college students from San Diego went to Uganda to make a documentary film, and they found tens of thousands of people affected by the longest running war in Africa. (To see a very similar situation, watch Hotel Rwanda) The Lord’s Resistance Army has abducted thousands of children, subjected them to torture or sexual violence and forced them to fight in a violent guerilla army for 21 years. Their documentary was released in 2003 and can be seen here on Google Video, but the fight to raise awareness has not stopped.

What is a displaced camp?

In hopes of providing protection from this rebel militia, the Ugandan government forcibly evicted its Northern citizens from their homes—giving them 48 hours to relocate into camps. Today, more than 1.5 million Northern Ugandans remain far from secure, suffering nearly 1,000 deaths per week due to inhumane living conditions in the camps. Alcoholism, sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS, inadequate sanitation and lack of education have caused immeasurable damage to two generations and the near-total destruction of Acholi culture. People in these camps are reliant on foreign to deliver food and water aid. If the food isn’t delivered, the people starve. This April, the already meager rations delivered by the World Food Program to the camps will be cut in half due to lack of funding—with school feeding programs and support for HIV/aids victims soon to follow. This will indisputably increase the number of deaths among those already suffering from severe malnutrition—mostly among women, children and the elderly. That is why the timing of this event, and your participation are so crucial.

Displace Me is the nationwide event organized by Invisible Children, an organization started by those three college film students, giving Americans the chance to respond. On Saturday, April 28, by traveling to one of the 15 “camps” and gathering together, the strength of our size will make a visible statement to our government and media that the citizens of the U.S. demand action in ending the war in Northern Uganda, so that the people suffering in the camps and the abducted children can go back home. The point is to become displaced yourself.

Everyone please look into this! It is going to be an amazing night. If you have not yet seen the Invisible Children movie you can watch it on YouTube to get a better idea of what is going on in Uganda. I hope you will join me this Saturday at the LA Fairgrounds.

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3 Comments

  1. heck yea. everybody go. it will be good for you.

  2. Is there a way that I might be able to contact you via e-mail? I would like to contact you about possibly working with you.

    Thanks,
    Nathan

    E-Mail: fsfminfo@gmail.com

  3. Rustybeachgrlz12@aol.com


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