Invisible Children Displace me INFO

This is an E-mail I got this morning from Carly @ Invisible Children, it answers some of my questions, maybe some of your too.

Hi Carole,
Thanks so much for the email. We are really excited about your interest in Displace Me. It has been incredible to see how many people are planning on participating. It is going to be huge!

The event will begin at 3:00pm on Saturday April 28th and will conclude at 10:00am on the 29th. While we would love for you to be there for the entire time, we completely understand if you need to show up a little late or leave earlier the next morning. We just don’t want you to miss too much.

You are more than welcome to bring food for your daughter. We do not want anybody getting sick. There will be bathrooms or porto-potties at all locations.

As far as security is concerned, there will be professional hired security in addition to over 100 trained staff volunteers. We will be abiding by all city and facility regulations and have attained all necessary permits. Furthermore, there will be police forces present in the cities requiring those services, in additional to medical services. Also, many groups are bringing their own chaperones, so there should be a ton of supervision.

Displace Me is being held to raise awareness about the plight of 1.5 million Northern Ugandans living in Internal Displacement Camps. These people have been uprooted from their homes and relocated in the IDP camps. The conditions in the camps are crowded and unsanitary, posing health issues and diminishing work opportunities. Most of these people are dependent on aid allotments from outside organizations as their only source of food. The events of the night will raise awareness about many of these issues while providing participants a tangible way to get involved and make a difference. Different segments of the night will focus on a particular problem faced in the IDP camps. The issue will be introduced with a media clip presentation educated about the issue and then followed with an opportunity to get involved. We will also be doing some filming on that night.

All the information about the night of can be found on the website at
www.invisiblechildren.com/displaceMe.

If you need additional information, feel free to give us a call at the Movement Office. Our number here is: 619.631.0362.

Can’t wait to see you at Displace Me!

Only Peace,
Carly

Ok, so who's going with me?




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