The Robert H. Jackson Center will host a screening of the film KONY 2012 at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1.
The Invisible Children organization will present the film, which focuses on Joseph Kony, a warlord with an international arrest warrant, and advocates both ending the use of child soldiers in the rebel war as well as restoring LRA-affected communities in central Africa to peace and prosperity. A Ugandan speaker will give a presentation in conjunction with the film screening.
The program is free and open to the public. Larger groups may inquire regarding reserved seats by calling 483-6646.
In the spring of 2003, three young filmmakers traveled to Africa in search of a story. After returning to the United States, they created the documentary "Invisible Children: Rough Cut," a film that exposes the tragic realities of northern Uganda's night commuters and child soldiers. The film was originally shown to friends and family, but has now been seen by millions of people.
The Robert H. Jackson Center's mission is to advance the legacy of Robert H. Jackson, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Chief U.S. Prosecutor of the major Nazi war criminals following World War II at the International Military Tribunal trial at Nuremberg, through education and exhibits and by pursuing the relevance of his ideas for future generations. The center is located at 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown.
Tours are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.roberthjackson.org or call 483-6646.