Students walk in solidarity with child 'night commuters' in Uganda
Published: October 26, 2005
NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS) -- More than 225 people walked a mile across the University of Notre Dame campus Oct. 23 in symbolic solidarity with thousands of Ugandan children who commute from their homes to safe havens every night to avoid kidnapping. "It's a small step, but it's an important starting step," said Notre Dame senior Peter Quaranto, who organized the GuluWalk with junior Lindsay Hero. "We're just one piece of that much larger campaign calling for world attention and action to bring an end to this horrific war," Quaranto added. "This needs to get on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council. We're calling for it to become a foreign policy priority." The event, one of nearly 50 held in cities from Beijing to Boston and Los Angeles to London, aims to raise awareness about the suffering that has gone on in Uganda for nearly 20 years.
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