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Class of 2013 presenting Invisible Children update on Ugandan human rights violations
09-24-12

The program is being held Oct. 5 at 12 p.m.
The Misericordia University Class of 2013 will present a screening of the documentary, “Move,” a new film that updates the human rights efforts of the group, Invisible Children, to capture and bring to justice Ugandan militia leader Joseph Kony. The presentation on Friday, Oct. 5 at 12 p.m. in Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall will include a talk by a woman who grew up living in fear in Uganda and survived the ordeal the war crimes.

The free event will also feature a panel of representatives from Invisible Children who will be available to talk about the U.S.-based human rights organization and its mission to raise awareness about the rebel leader’s actions against thousands of children who have been abducted and forced to serve in his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The panel’s hope is to energize grassroots efforts and encourage the American government to continue providing military support until Kony is captured.

The Invisible Children film, “Kony 2012” was released in March and went viral on social media with more than 100 million followers. The Misericordia University Class of 2013 held a showing of the “Kony 2012” film on campus in April to an audience of more than 400 students, staff and faculty.

“Even though much has been done to take the LRS out of power, we still need to make sure theses atrocities never happen again,” said student organizer Sarah Munley, an elementary education major from Vernon, N.J. “This film is a follow-up to ‘Kony 2012.’ It tells what has been going on since March and the efforts to help the victims recover. We need to keep the Invisible Children group in the forefront of people’s minds since there is still so much to be done.”

For more information about Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 37 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.

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Misericordia University student Sarah Munley, the activities coordinator for the Class of 2013, left, welcomed Ugandan war crimes survivor Sharon Proscovia and ‘Invisible Children’ volunteer Jonathan Wieland, from Auckland, New Zealand, to campus for the Invisible Children program that was held on campus in March. A second program, offering additional speakers and an update on the search for rebel leader Joseph Kony, will be held on the campus Friday, Oct. 5 at 12 p.m. in Lemmond Theater.