Posts Tagged ‘resolve’

Invisible Children’s LRA Bill Passes: One more step towards “Never Again”

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2010 at 1:31 am

One of my friends from the Holocaust Museum, Allison Zhou, requested that I write about the most recent

project her organization, Invisible Children, has been working on. The organization experienced a recent success a few days ago, with the passage of the “Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act”. Here are some relevant details of it and how I feel about this new law.

While child soldiers in Uganda may seem like a distant issue, a recent bill passed by Congress brings it all home.

I encountered Invisible Children last year, as I was putting together the Just World Festival. I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting IC groups from Lee HS as well as Woodson HS in Fairfax County–each school had its group of passionate students dedicated to improving the lives of Ugandan child soldiers through education, peace and development projects in the region. While I know from the movie that child soldiers was a mounting problem in Uganda, I had almost no historical context to base this phenomenon on. So this blog is largely a result of me trying to understand the history behind the conflict and its implications on us today. Read the rest of this entry »