Generation4Change, the collaborative effort between the Invisible Children and Tom’s Shoes clubs, are keeping themselves busy with events to spread awareness of the living conditions of children in Africa.
During the first week of March the group will host a movie screening and a benefit concert. Proceeds of the concert will go to the Schools4Schools program.
The first event on March 2 is a screening of the movie “Tony.” It chronicles Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Republic Army, and his travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and the Central African Republic. The screening is being held in the West Forum and begins at 6pm. It is free to the public.
The benefit concert is being held at downtown Stockton’s Plea for Peace Center on March 5. Local artists Reggie Ginn, Landen Belardes, Lynsie McRoberts and Filbert will be performing. There will also be a special guest appearance by Duncan Penn, one of the four friends from MTV’s documentary series “The Buried Life.”
It begins at 6 p.m. and admission is $10. The admission price for anyone wearing Tom’s Shoes is only $7.
Proceeds from the concert are being saved for School4Schools, a program ran by the Invisible Children group. It supports schools in Northern Uganda by pairing them with American schools who run local fundraising campaigns.
Delta’s Generation4Change group was paired with the Keyo School last fall and raised $775. The group is not sure which school it will be paired with next.
“We have a sister school assigned to each school in the fall. But we will just fund raise all year around and then donate everything we have earned then,” said Briana Santos, president of Generation4Change.
Generation4Change holds meetings each Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Holt 133. The club can also be found on Facebook.