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Contact: Millie Gonzalez
E-mail: mgonzale@kean.edu

Human Rights Club at Kean University to Host Invisible Children and Breaking Barriers

UNION, NJ - The Human Rights Club at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Ave. in Union, N.J., will host two compelling programs on Wednesday, October 13.

Invisible Children: Face to Face Tour
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center Little Theater

“The war in northern Uganda has been called the most neglected humanitarian emergency in the world today,” according to Invisible Children.com. “For the past 23 years, the Lord’s Resistance Army and the Government of Uganda have been waging a war that has left nearly two million innocent civilians caught in the middle. The Ugandan government’s attempt to protect its citizens from this rebel militia has largely failed, resulting in an entire generation of youth that has never known peace.”

Guests are invited to attend a film screening and hear directly from an individual who has overcome unimaginable odds to represent peace, justice and hope for the people of northern Uganda. Featured guest speakers include Ugandan Advocates Sunday Douglas and Komkech Lawrence and East Coast Roadies Dale McCarthy, Josh Freeman, Tracy Spohn and Jaymie Shearer.

This program is co-hosted and sponsored by the Human Rights Institute and Invisible Children.

Breaking Barriers - of Discrimination and Prejudice
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Human Rights Institute

The presentations and activities of the Breaking Barriers program will promote peace and tolerance and bring awareness to prejudice and discrimination in the world. Through the message of Kean Coexist, it will also highlight the diversity of the Kean community and how we can all coexist. Speakers include Dr. Hank Kaplowitz, interim director of the HRI, and visiting Fulbright Scholar Monique Eckmann.

This program is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Institute, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Jewish Culture Club and Student Organization.

For further information on these events, please contact the Human Rights Club at humanrc@kean.edu.

The Human Rights Institute’s mission is to raise awareness of human rights violations worldwide, and to produce curricula, material and seminars that promote tolerance and encourage action.

Founded in 1855, Kean University has become one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, boasting a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment, offering more than 50 undergraduate degrees and more than 45 options leading to a master’s degree, doctorate, professional diploma and/or state certification(s). Five undergraduate colleges and the Nathan Weiss Graduate College now serve more than 15,000 students.