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12 October 2011

Oct 29th is going to be a tremendously exciting day for the Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation as together we are going to be playing host to a special guest advocate group called Invisible Children. Invisible Children is non-profit organization which was created to giving individuals a way to respond to the situation in Uganda where many innocent children have been and are being forcefully inducted into the war rebellion.  The story of the invisible children sparked a grassroots movement mobilizing thousands of American teens into action to raise money to rebuild war-torn schools in northern Uganda and provide scholarships to African youth and now they are on a North American tour to show their new documentary and keep the movement alive.

No child deserves to not have a childhood. No child deserves not to be cared for. No child deserves to die due to the ravages of the world when they don’t have to.  “Children Helping Children” is what the GGSCF stands for and is reasoning to why this is a great cause to support!

We will together be hosting a screening of a documentary called Tony Bracelet. A story about a Ugandan boy who has had firsthand experience of what it means to be war inducted.  The link to the trailer is provided below for you to see yourself.

Tony Bracelet: http://vimeo.com/16189889

In addition, our friends from Invisible Children will be there to talk to us and answer any questions as they have experienced firsthand what is happening.
THE STAR LINE UP:
Gerri Lutaaya, the giggly team leader for Northern Exposure, grew up in Ottawa Ontario and is a native of Uganda! She went to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where she studied Global Development Studies and is happy to be returning to her stomping grounds this fall for the Frontline Tour. When she’s not on the road advocating for social justice, she enjoys riding her bike.

Bryan Funk has been a ‘New Englander’ for life living in Connecticut. He attended college at Plymouth State University in Northern New Hampshire. As a long time supporter of Invisible Children he could not be more excited to go on the road to share this story with Canada. Every day we are a day closer to ending this war, and we can’t do it with you!

Chelsey Echevarria is a girl who took a year off from University to go see some snow for the first time in her life. Hello Northern Exposure, she assumes she will need a pair of mittens, preferably with a maple leaf on them. She has been studying Women’s Studies and Nonprofit Management at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.

Juliet is 27 years old and works with our Schools for Schools staff as an education assistant. She is also a school teacher. She is interested in development and so she is interested in explore the different communities in the US and Canada. Juliet is ready to brave the cold and snow of Canada and is excited to meet the people there.

This is an opportunity for us to continue our passion to help others and insure our future; the CHILDREN of our world are going to have it better, and that we will not stand for injustice to the innocent.

I urge everyone to please come out and show your support as they are coming all the way from Sand Diego it would be amazing and quite informative!

The screening will be held at:

The Mississauga City Hall
300 CITY CENTRE DR, Mississauga, Ontario
From 5pm-6-:15pm (please arrive 15 minutes early)
on
Saturday OCTOBER 29th 2011.

 

Here is a Facebook page for this event:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=203306949740734

 

If one wanted to find out more on this amazing group of people, Invisible Children Tour and this movement, here are several links to direct you in the right direction.

- History of Invisible Children: http://vimeo.com/22917561

- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Northern-Exposure-Roadies/108560009247264

- Tumblr (blog): http://northern-exposure-ic.tumblr.com/

- Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/icnorex

- Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ICnorEX

 

>>If anyone has any further inquiries about this event you can contact Pavan through her e-mail address:                 pav.k.u.88@gmail.com