Invisible Children Team Visits Sand Creek High School

Invisible Children Team Visits Sand Creek High School

A team of young adults from Invisible Children, an organization campaigning for civil rights in Africa, presents a video to ninth grade students Nov. 7 at Sand Creek High School in Falcon School District 49. Four presentations were provided in the high school, one for each grade level. The team expects to finish a 10-week tour next week, reaching 70 locations, including schools, universities and places of worship. Founded in 2004, Invisible Children gained global recognition in March for its unprecedented use of social media to excite social activism. The organization's documentary "Kony 2012" quickly attracted millions of views on the video-sharing websites YouTube and Vimeo, generating global awareness about Joseph Kony of the Lord’s Resistance Army, exposing his more than 20 years of abducting, killing and displacing civilians in eastern and central Africa. Invisible Children is working to make Kony famous to help facilitate his capture. As an International Baccalaureate school, Sand Creek High School is focused on promoting global citizenry. Part of its IB curriculum involves opportunities for students to influence their communities, locally and globally. “We want to empower our students and help them to empower others,” says Ron Hamilton, assistant principal. “We have a strong focus on service learning and Invisible Children is a service group that travels all over the country.”

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