Thursday, April 26, 2007
This Saturday "Invisible Children" is hosting a national event to draw attention to the injustice in Uganda.
Hundreds of thousands of Ugandians are "Displaced" have no homes due to war. They have barely any food and live off of little or nothing in terms of clean water and food.
checkout this video (below) for more info.
Join me and thousands of others, this Saturday night.
You can find me in the middle of a thousand people cardboard box in hand and sleeping bag wrapped around me... Pomona Fairgrounds. 3pm- 10am
Please join us. We are going to get alot of political attention to push a change in Uganda. We've already made a huge difference!
Visit www.invisiblechildren.com/displace Me for alot more info.
What is a displaced camp?
The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) 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—making it the longest running war in Africa. 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. Water is scarce and people are reliant on food to be delivered by foreign 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.
Alot of people are going that I know...so if you need a ride...let me know.