About 3,000 people rallied in Kansas City Saturday night in a demonstration meant to raise awareness for the millions of displaced persons in Northern Uganda. The event is part of the national Invisible Children movement. Josh Gilman is a local represenative for the Invisible Children movement. He says the Displace Me Kansas City event is meant to give participants a glimpse into the lives the displaced have lived for the past 10 years in central Africa.
Gilman says participants slept in cardboard huts and recieved small rations of crackers and water. He says the event hosted films narrating personal accounts of people living in IDP camps in Northern Uganda. Gilman adds participants were also encouraged to write letters to their local senators and congressman, urging them to use their power to bring relief to the Ugandan people. The event in Kansas City was part of a nationwide demonstration with more than 69,000 people participating in 15 cities throughout the U.S.