16 April 2007

displace me

got this info from carole turner - excerpt from an email she got from the folks at invisible children about the upcoming event in new orleans.

"Displace Me is being held to raise awareness about the plight of 1.5 million Northern Ugandans living in Internal Displacement Camps. These people have been uprooted from their homes and relocated in the IDP camps. The conditions in the camps are crowded and unsanitary, posing health issues and diminishing work opportunities. Most of these people are dependent on aid allotments from outside organizations as their only source of food. The events of the night will raise awareness about many of these issues while providing participants a tangible way to get involved and make a difference. Different segments of the night will focus on a particular problem faced in the IDP camps. The issue will be introduced with a media clip presentation educated about the issue and then followed with an opportunity to get involved. We will also be doing some filming on that night."

i'll be in africa during this event, but i certainly encourage everyone to go if you're in the southern louisiana area - or to check out invisible children's website for other cities and schedules so you can get involved in your own area.

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