Ugandan Child Soldier to Share Her War Experiences

April 11, 2008

OGDEN, Utah -- Grace Akallo was only 15 years old when she was captured by Ugandan rebels and forced to serve as a soldier in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a militia that has spent 20 years trying to topple the Ugandan government.

During her seven months in the LRA, Akallo witnessed unspeakable brutality and was forced to kill or be killed.

Since escaping the LRA, Akallo has dedicated her life to educating the world about the abuse of child soldiers in her native country.

Akallo will share her story during a presentation on April 16 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Shepherd Union Ballroom. The event is free to the public.

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Contact:

Masinde Lonah, WSU Student Leadership and Involvement
801-626-6349 or 941-3123, lonahmasinde@weber.edu

 

Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 • jkowalewski@weber.edu

Weber State UniversityOgden, Utah 84408

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