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Drastic Measures Host Ugandan Children’s Choir

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Tomorrow night, the Drastic Measures are hosting a benefit concert with Ugandan children’s choir, The Chosen. The concert will raise money for Action for Empowerment (which has the confusing, inexplicable acronym AOET?), a charity supporting education and infrastructure in rural African villages.

The Drastic Measures will be singing with The Chosen, as well as separately, and jewelry will be sold after the concert.

I would write more about this but the Facebook is incredibly vague about everything.

October 11, 8pm @ Zankel

(via Facebook)

Kony 2012 Part II in Gannett

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Not sure if the Hitler comparison is apt but whatever

Tonight, the tri-state area chapter of Invisible Children will screen their new documentary, Kony 2012 Part II in Gannett Auditorium. The film is a sequel of sorts to Kony 2012—which has received almost 100 million views on YouTube—and delves further into the myriad atrocities of the Lord’s Resistance Army and its leader, Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.

Despite the best intentions, much criticism has been leveled against the film and Invisible Children, including accusations ranging from simple naiveté to neo-colonial warmongering. Not to mention the fact that Kony hasn’t been in Uganda since 2006 and there is literally no indication that President Obama plans to withdraw US advisors from the region. I would hope that these and other points are discussed at tomorrow’s screening.

Also, the leader of Invisible Children was caught beating off in public a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, April 4 @ 7:30pm in Gannett Auditorium

(Skidmore News)

AIDS Issues in Africa from a Ugandan Perspective

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

James Luwaga, Country Director of AOET-Uganda, the AIDS relief nonprofit organization, will be on campus speaking about AIDS awareness and treatment in Africa, with particular emphasis on Uganda. A Question and Answer session will follow the lecture.

Wednesday, 5pm @ ICC