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Amesty International student chapter hosts film, exhibit

Contact: Elise Doster Stolzle


     HAMMOND – The student group of Amnesty International at Southeastern Louisiana University will host a free art exhibit and film during the month of March.

     Amnesty International, a human rights awareness organization, will host “Exhibit 27” in Southeastern’s Guerilla Gallery located in Clark Hall. The exhibit, which runs through March 13, is dedicated to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 27, which highlights cultural rights. The exhibit showcases works by Southeastern students and exhibit is open to the public with a closing reception scheduled March 12 at 5 p.m.

     Two free showings of “The Rescue,” presented by the Invisible Children’s Gulf Coast Roadie Crew, will highlight the current tensions in Darfur, Sudan, and will be presented March 18 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the recital hall of Southeastern’s Pottle Music Building. The Invisible Children organization is a global network of activists who focus on humanitarian education of the Darfur war crisis. Members will be selling IC merchandise at the screenings, and all proceeds will benefit their mission to bring peace to Darfur’s children and citizens.

     “The mission of the Amnesty International student group is to educate students about human rights abuses that occur across the globe,” said Jason Granger, a social work major from Amite who is coordinator of Amnesty International student group. “Through the events we hold on campus, we provide an opportunity to act and protect the rights of all people, including the Darfur conflict.”

     For more information, contact Jason Granger at (985) 974-4387.

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