March 12 — Sen. Patrick Leahy on campus to discuss KONY 2012 campaign

Contact: Steve Mease, 802-865-6432, mease@champlain.edu

Where and when: Morgan Room, Aiken Hall, 1:30 p.m.

The week-long Activate Campus Thinking (ACT) initiative kicks off when U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy and representatives from Invisible Children will hold a press conference to discuss the KONY2012 campaign and his support behind the efforts to find and capture Josephy Kony, named the top war criminal in the world. (See the stories below for more information and visit the website.)

The KONY2012 video has gone viral in its first few days on YouTube, with  38 million views, and it is consistently trending on Twitter, generating discussion on Facebook, and being featured on television programs around the world. Champlain College student Sadie Stone was featured on the 6 p.m. WCAX news talking about it.

Thanks to Steve Mease, the college’s public information and news director, for the above media alert and for providing this news release.

Thanks also to Assistant Dean of Global Engagement Adam Rosenblatt for these links to articles encouraging a critical approach to the KONY 2012 campaign:

http://justiceinconflict.org/2012/03/07/taking-kony-2012-down-a-notch/

http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/03/07/stop-kony-yes-but-dont-stop-asking-questions/

Visit the Champlain College News Blog to catch up on other news from abroad and campus http://champlaincollegenews.blogspot.com/ or visit Champlain’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ChamplainEdu. Check the Twitter hashtag #campchamp or #champlaincollege.

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