Apr 27, 2006

Bowling Green to Host Global Night Commute

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(Bowling Green, OH) Hundreds of high school and college students will spend Friday night outside St. Aloysius Church as part of the "Global Night Commute," which is designed to bring attention to the plight of children in Uganda.

The students and other people participating at the vigil will meet at 7:30 at the Union Oval at Bowling Green State University, and proceed to walk to St. Aloysius. The vigil will continue until 7:00 am Saturday morning.

The movement began with the production of the film "Invisible Children," which is the tale of tens of thousands of northern Ugandan children fleeing the Lord’s Resistance Army . The LRA is a rebel paramilitary group largely filled with youngsters who were abducted in the middle of the night.

The children were tortured, indoctrinated, and forced to fight in the region’s 20-year-old civil war. As many as 30,000 children have been kidnapped from their villages and forced to serve as soldiers and sex slaves for the rebels.

Over 48,000 people have committed to taking part in vigils this weekend, hoping to raise both awareness and money for the humanitarian efforts to save Ugandan children.

3 comments:

gloria jean said...

I'll be attending the commute in San Jose, California this weekend. Thanks for posting.

Stephanie said...

Bravo! This is a great thing to see!

Hooda Thunkit said...

Good Grief!

Isn't it bad enough that we (americans) have conscripted our children and grandchildren to pay for our prosperity while trying to survive in our pollution.

And, the children of Uganda are stolen and made to perform as soldiers. . .

Man's inhumanity to man personified :-(

I sure hope I'm long gone before the final judgement begins on this one...