|A free screening of the newest film from Invisible Children, Tony, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 at the Carriage Lane Inn Reception House, 337 East Burton Street in Murfreesboro.
Tony is the story of a young man from Northern Uganda who spent his childhood in constant fear of abduction by the Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel group using child soldiers in its 25-year-long fight for power. Today, Tony advocates on behalf of Invisible Children, an international organization working to end the longest running war in Africa and bring justice to the people it affects.
After the film, representatives from Invisible Children, along with Evelyn, a Northern Uganda native, will talk more about the crisis and share what can be done to help. Food will be available for purchase from Health Nut Sandwich Company. For more information, call 615-542-3071.
Invisible Children uses film, creativity, and social action to end the use of child soldiers in the Lord’s Resistance Army and restore Northern Uganda to peace and prosperity.
Programs on the ground focus on long-term development through education and economic opportunities, while awareness and advocacy efforts focus on educating and inspiring the Western world to use their unique voice for change. The organization was created after the release of the 2004 film “Invisible Children: Rough Cut,” a revealing documentary about the plight of child soldiers in northern Uganda. For more information, visit www.invisiblechildren.com.