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Invisible Children Tour Coming to Wingate University

3/24/2010
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NEWS RELEASE Contact:
Jennifer Gaskins (704) 233-8117
Director of Marketing and Communications
jgaskins@wingate.edu

Wingate, NC – Wingate University will be showing Invisible Children’s Legacy Tour documentary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 at the George A. Batte, Jr. Fine Arts Center.

The free showing is open to the community and will be a follow up to Invisible Children’s Rough Cut documentary, which exposed the realities of northern Uganda’s child soldiers. The Legacy Tour documentary focuses on war-effected children in East Africa. The tour will be traveling with a respected educator throughout northern Uganda who has experienced the war and child soldiers first hand.

Invisible Children was started by a team of filmmakers who traveled to Africa in search of a story. When they found children being used as soldiers in Uganda they created a documentary to raise awareness throughout the U.S. Since the creation of Rough Cut, Invisible Children has established programs to help rehabilitate and educate former child soldiers.

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private four-year co-educational institution of 2,159 students offering active learning opportunities through personalized instruction, world travel, career discovery and community service.

Wingate offers 34 undergraduate majors in arts and sciences, business, communication, education, fine arts, music and sport sciences. It also offers graduate degrees in business, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration. In addition, the school awards the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Doctor of Education degrees.

Bulldog student-athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. Wingate University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past three years.
www.wingate.edu
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