Invisible Children’s “Face to Face Tour” coming to USF Sarasota-Manatee

On Thursday, September 30th at 7:00pm, two Ugandan youth will share stories about life after war in the Selby Auditorium at USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.  The “Face to Face Tour” is free and open to the public, but seating will be limited and on a first come, first served basis.

“Invisible Children” is a non-profit organization, started by three young filmmakers in 2003 who went to Africa in search of a story.  What started out as a filmmaking adventure transformed into much more when these boys from Southern California discovered a tragedy that disgusted and inspired them, a tragedy where children are both the weapons and the victims.  After returning to the States, they created the documentary “Invisible Children: Rough Cut,” a film that exposes the tragic realities of northern Uganda’s night commuters and child soldiers.  The film was originally shown to friends and family, but has now been seen by millions of people. The overwhelming response has been, “How can I help?” To answer this question, the non-profit Invisible Children, Inc. was created, giving compassionate individuals an effective way to respond to the situation.

Eleven of Uganda’s top students were selected to come to the United States to present the “Face to Face Tour.”  The students tour to advocate for their peers and to share about how Invisible Children’s programs are helping to rebuild education in a region that is recovering from over 20 years of war.  For more information, please email Lynn McBrien at jlmcbrien@sar.usf.edu or call Missy Cooper at 941-359-4578.