Yesterday, the Ugandan advocates who are travelling to the US for the “face to face tour” boarded a bus from the Gulu office. The whole office was there, giving hugs, waving goodbye, and wishing the advocates a safe journey. Below is some info about the tour and some photos I took. I encourage all of you to see if the tour is coming to a town near you and attend a screening and if there is not one on the list, click here to book a screening!
About the Face to Face Tour:
“When Jolly Okot (Invisible Children’s Country Director in Uganda) pitched us the idea of being her own advocate and going on tour with the Roadies, The Legacy Tour was born. It became a tour of unparalleled authenticity – allowing the people of northern Uganda to tell their stories face-to-face at screenings across North America.
And now, in the Fall of 2010, The Face-to-Face Tour is the next stage of her dream to have Ugandans advocating for themselves.
The top students from our Legacy Scholarship Program are embarking on 11 different tours across North America with our Roadie teams. They will be sharing how Invisible Children’s programs are rebuilding education for a region recovering from over 20 years of war.
These students have overcome all odds. They are night commuters, child mothers, displaced persons, orphans by war. They refuse to be defined by their past, pushing forward to define their own futures.
Now, you can attend a screening, watch our films and hear directly from those who have overcome unimaginable odds to represent peace, justice and hope for the people of northern Uganda.
Book a screening. And meet the Advocates Face-to-Face.”
(we were amazed by how light their suitcases were!)
Off they go!