George Fox hosts showing of film 'Kony 2012'
George Fox University’s Center for Peace and Justice will host Akol Sylvia – one of 16 Ugandans showing Invisible Children’s newest film, Kony 2012, around the country – at 8 p.m. Monday, March 12, in the university’s Cap and Gown Room, located in the Student Union Building.
Sylvia has lived through a brutal conflict in Uganda and is now advocating on behalf of the three countries that are still terrorized by Joseph Kony’s rebel force, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). An Invisible Children scholarship student and who is attending college in Uganda, Sylvia had friends who were abducted from their school by the LRA.
The 30-minute documentary, Kony 2012, explains the importance of civic engagement and tells youth how they can help stop the man who is arguably the worst war criminal in the world. There is no admission and the general public is invited to attend.
Invisible Children is encouraging students to use social media to engage influential culture makers and policymakers during Kony 2012. Students will also be encouraged to set up or attend meetings with their members of Congress. Invisible Children believes that, whether Republican or Democrat, arresting the world’s worst war criminal is something we can all agree on.
“There has been significant progress in the recent months toward stopping the violence of the LRA,” said Invisible Children’s CEO, Ben Keesey. “If the world continues to rally behind this effort, 2012 will be the year that peace is finally achieved, once and for all.”
This is Invisible Children’s 14th national tour. More than 60 young people from around the world are touring 16 regions. For more information about Invisible Children or Kony 2012, visit InvisibleChildren.com.