Global Eyewitness: Uganda

Date: Time: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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140 N 13th St
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Lincoln NE 68588
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Contact: Cahner Olson, 402-578-9763,
Students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Global Eyewitness program will premiere Uganda’s stories of struggle, loss, healing and hope in a free event at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Rococo Theater, 140 N. 13th St., in Lincoln.

Ten photojournalists from the college traveled to Uganda for three weeks in May. The students returned with stories, video and images, documenting the current refugee crisis and the state of the African nation more than a decade after the country’s 20-year civil war ended.

Uganda is often referred to as the Pearl of Africa, offering lush green scenery, national forests and wildlife reserves. With a population of 41 million in a country slightly larger than Nebraska, the average Ugandan worker only makes $650 annually.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a print auction raising funds to help non-governmental Ugandan organizations. A full list of the organizations and the causes they serve will be available at the show.

The Global Eyewitness program is funded through a $2 million photojournalism endowment. The endowment sponsors trips for students to travel internationally twice each year, documenting emerging countries and their people.

The web-based Global Eyewitness application serves as a platform for students from current and past photojournalism trips to display their work in these nations.

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