Displace Me: Leave Your Home to Send a Message

Posted on April 11, 2007 Under Life

Last year I wrote about the Invisible Children in war torn Uganda. Josh was moved and immediately pledged his support. On April 28th, in 15 cities across the U.S., thousands of people are leaving their homes for camps in a united front called Displace Me, sending a message to politicians and media to end the longest running war in Africa. If you’ve seen the movie, and I urge that you do, you will immediately recognize the significance of this symbolic act. Displaced by their own government, in hopes of protecting them from the ruthless warlords, 1.5 million Ugandans have been displaced from their homes and were forced overnight into camps. These are the lucky ones. Similarly, thousands of children, many under 10 years old, have been abducted from their villages, their family slaughtered, and forced to join the rebel cause. With fifteen major metropolitan cities spanning the entire nation, there is no excuse not to give up one night that could change the future of a country and its people. Check out the website to find a city near you and also if you’re a Fall Out Boy fan, see what Pete Wentz has to say about the issue.