Huntington to host first 'Global Night Commute'

Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University will host its first “Global Night Commute” on Saturday, April 29, 2006, at 7 p.m., outside of the Huntington Union Building.

The “Global Night Commute” is an event sponsored by the organization Invisible Children. The purpose of the organization and the event is to bring awareness to the “invisible children” of Africa. Around 1986, a rebel army called the Lord’s Resistance Army rose up and became known for taking children and making them into soldiers and sex slaves, or even killing them. Every night, countless numbers of children in and around Africa’s cities walk late at night to sleep in a building in town out of fear of being abducted or killed.

Timothy Lee Taylor, an alumnus of Huntington University from Kokomo, Ind., has been involved with the organization. Through him, sophomore Tiffany Seiter, a broadcasting major from Ashland, Ohio, was able to view the “Invisible Children” film. Although this event is being sponsored only in America’s largest cities, Seiter wanted to get the campus involved somehow. She decided to try a campus wide event without the sponsorship of Invisible Children.

“It will be more personal for us to be with the campus, and I think it will be a chance to raise real awareness,” Seiter said.

The night will begin with a symbolic walk throughout campus and downtown Huntington, remembering the children who walk every night. Participants also will be writing letters to President George W. Bush and Indiana’s state legislators to express their concern and encourage the government to help Africa’s children. They also will take a picture of the group with a Huntington city sign to be sent to Invisible Children.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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