Monday, March 26, 7pm – Florida International University, University Park, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami
On March 26, 2012, FIU will be hosting a screening of “Kony 2012“. It is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. All of these efforts will culminate on one day; April 20, in which Invisible Children is organizing an event where posters with Kony’s name will be put up all over the world, in order to bring awareness to Kony’s crimes. When everyone knows his name and what he has done, then justice will be demanded.
Joseph Kony is a Ugandan guerrilla group leader, head of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrilla group that is engaged in a violent campaign to establish theocratic government based on the Ten Commandments in Uganda. The LRA, under Kony, has earned a reputation for its actions against the people of several countries, including northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Sudan. The LRA has abducted and forced an estimated 66,000 children to fight for them, and has also forced the internal displacement of over 2,000,000 people since its rebellion began in 1986. Children are abducted from their homes and turned into sex slaves and soldiers, forced to murder and maim from a young age. Ugandan children live in fear of being taken, in fear of being forced to kill their families and friends, and in fear of their own deaths. Kony must be stopped.