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Invisible Children Survey: Should They Come to Wes?

Well, this one is going to open up a whole world of reader comments, if recent history is any indication. Remember Invisible Children? Want to be able to address your concerns (or thoughts) to them in person? Samara Ressler ’13 of WesAmnesty writes in with a poll:

I am sure many Wesleying readers know by now who Invisible Children is and the controversy that has surrounded their organization recently. Their newest video, KONY 2012, has received both criticism and acclaim from the international community. In the past, WesAmnesty has hosted events with Invisible Children around campus. Invisible Children has contacted our group again in the interest of having another screening at the end of this month. Like many of you, we have become critical of the organization, especially with regard to their new film. However, we are wondering if this event may be a good opportunity for Wes students to see the film and hear what Invisible Children has to say. We are curious to see if students think this event is a good idea and worth attending. Please help us out by doing this short survey!

Here’s a link to the poll. It’s more than just a yes/no reply, but as always, speak out in the comments below.

Invisible Children Film Screening and Talk

Anonymous submission, Invisible Children:

Invisible Children is a national organization that uses documentary film making to spread awareness and stop the use of child soldiers in Uganda. Wes is lucky enough to be a stop on their tour this spring and they have an amazing documentary as well as a talk for us to enjoy! The documentary is about a former child soldier named Tony and his story. Robert, a Ugandan teammate, will be sharing his story as well. Free food from Haveli’s!! Also be sure to bring cash, check, or credit/debit card to purchase shirts and bracelets, all of which are made in Uganda!

Date: April 26
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Shanklin 107
Cost: Inverse free food, inverse-inverse price of bracelets and shirts

Cupid’s arrow will hit you; and, Invisible Children

From your friends at UCAB (they’re everywhere, methinks):

It’s Valentine’s Day… Make your sweetheart or friends a card and enjoy a relaxing environment in the Usdan Café. Free refreshments, including Valentine’s desserts!

Date: Thursday, Feb. 14
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Usdan Café

And! There will be a film screening earlier in the night on Thursday, sponsored by STAND, WesAID, Pangea, and Incite Magazine:

Film screening of the Invisible Children documentary. A breathtaking movie on child soldiers in Northern Uganda. You won’t want to miss this!

Date: Thursday, Feb. 14
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: PAC 002

A little birdie tells me that The Invisible Children will also be speaking on campus on Monday, Feb. 18. More to come.