Lamar University will be hosting a “#zeroLRA” film screening open to the public in the Lamar University Science Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. The McNair Scholars Program, the Center for Academic Success and the Multicultural Student Advisory Council are co-sponsoring the free event that will feature volunteers from Invisible Children, a media-based nonprofit organization.
“We invite the public to join us at the event and learn what Invisible Children works so hard to do, stop the LRA conflict in central Africa, and to hear the stories of those who have been affected,” said Daniella Medley, director of the McNair Scholars Program. “Addressing current events and educating people on the history behind decade-long conflicts is how we prevent history from repeating itself and keep war crimes from happening again.”
Over the next three months, five teams made up of one Ugandan advocate and three Invisible Children volunteers will travel across the United States to raise awareness for central Africa’s 27-year war perpetuated by the Lord’s Resistance Army, LRA. In their 17th national tour, the #zeroLRA tour, Ugandan Roadies will share their personal stories and the effect the LRA has had on their lives after screening various pieces of media educating the public about this conflict.
Story-driven merchandise will also be sold at the screening to raise money for Invisible Children’s efforts to end the violence and bring abducted men, women, and children home.
For more information about the Invisible Children #zeroLRA film screening, contact the McNair Scholars Program at (409) 880-7582.