College to Host "Invisible Children" Program

Monday, September 5, 2011

Westminster College will host "Invisible Children: Frontline Tour" Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Witherspoon Lakeview Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.  The program is free and open to the public.

Invisible Children, Inc. is a non-profit established by three young filmmakers who create documentaries to transform apathy into activism.  Their initial trip to Africa produced "Invisible Children: Rough Cut," a film that exposed the tragic realities of northern Uganda's night commuters and child soldiers.

At Westminster, Invisible Children will screen its new documentary "Tony" and discuss ongoing efforts to protect people from Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) violence, which began 25 years ago in northern Uganda and has since spread across the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, and southern Sudan.  This work includes an Early Warning Radio Network, a collection of radio towers that allows remote communities to access information they need to protect themselves against the LRA.

The program is sponsored by Westminster's Peace Studies Program and Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Contact Dr. Sherri Pataki, Peace Studies Program coordinator, at (724) 946-7361 or email for additional information.  Visit www.invisiblechildren.com to learn more about Invisible Children, Inc. and its work.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

Invisible Children, Inc. Information


go