DCC to Host Film, Discussion About Struggles of Ugandan Children

November 8, 2010 – “Invisible Children” is a documentary film about the Ugandan civil war, and the practice of abducting children and using them as soldiers. Dutchess Community College will host a screening of the film and a discussion Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the Taconic lecture hall on DCC’s Poughkeepsie campus.

The discussion following the film is part of the Face-to-Face tour featuring 11 Ugandan students who are traveling the U.S. to talk about the rebuilding of the education system in their country after 20 years of war.

“Invisible Children” first was screened in 2004, and since then a grassroots movement has taken shape and raised money to directly assist the students with scholarships, and also to rebuild schools destroyed in the war.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the DCC Student Government Association, the Political Science Club and the Black History Committee.

For more information, call the DCC Office of Student Activities at (845) 431-8050 .

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Founded in 1957, Dutchess Community College is a two-year community college that has earned a reputation for providing an outstanding education at the lowest tuition in New York state. Its main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a satellite campus in Wappingers Falls. For more information, visit www.sunydutchess.edu.