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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Invisible Children

This past weekend, me and 30 other kids from Point Loma attended an Invisible Children event called The Rescue. It was an organized "protest" to call the leaders of our nation to help out the child soldiers who are forced to kill for Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lords Resistance Army (a rebel army) in Uganda, Africa. We met in downtown San Diego and walked a couple miles to a park behind Petco Park where we filmed for a movie that will be sent to Capitol Hill, wrote letters to Senators, and listened to speeches from dignitaries ranging from a Governor in Uganda, two Olympic runners, and a Chargers Wide Receiver. All in all, it was an eventful night, until the sprinklers turned on in the park and everyone got soaked. This is a worthwhile cause that grows exponentially each year, so keep an eye out for Invisible Children to see the great stuff that they are doing for Uganda.

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