If you’re free, please please come! (I really want to pack the house…) -Ken
“TULIBALUGANDA” A BENEFIT TRAVELOGUE PERFORMANCE FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AIDS CHARITIES, AT THE NEW ENGLAND YOUTH THEATRE ON FEBRUARY 20, 2013 at 7:00pm.
Brattleboro, Vermont – Tuesday, January 29, 2013 – Dr. Ken Schneck will present “Tulibaluganda: A snarky gay Jew’s journey in rural Uganda” at the New England Youth Theatre at 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 20 as part of a one-night only benefit performance to raise money for a primary school in Uganda and HIV/AIDS research here in the United States.
Dr. Ken Schneck serves as the Dean
of Students at Marlboro College, is a member of the Brattleboro Selectboard and the host of “This Show is So Gay” an award-winning, nationally syndicated radio show. For 12 days in June 2010 and 8 days in November of 2012, he volunteered at the Mbiriizi Primary School in Uganda. Currently, there are 1,006 children in the primary school—ages 3 to 14—of which 250 are orphans due to the ravages of HIV/AIDS. This original travelogue reflects Schneck’s transformative experience illustrated by stunning images he captured during his part-comical, part-insightful, part-heart-breaking and completely eye-opening adventures in Africa.
“When I traveled to Uganda in 2010, I was overwhelmed by culture shock. I also felt extraordinarily conflicted at the experience of traveling with a group of Americans trying to make a difference without imposing all things American on the Ugandan people,” says Schneck. “Every chance I had, I would turn to my journal to address my shock and reconcile my conflict. I’m excited to share the sense I was able to make of it all, in my own snarky, gay, Jewish voice, of course.”
Suggested donation is $10, and there will be baked goods, raffle tickets for photo prints, AIDS awareness t-shirts and pins for sale.
100% of proceeds will be split between Sylvia’s Children, the Emory Vaccine Center and the UCLA AIDS Institute. Sylvia’s Children is a non-profit organization that supports the Mbiriizi Primary School in Mbiriizi, Uganda. The Emory Vaccine Center and the UCLA AIDS Institute are the beneficiaries of Charity Treks, a 415-mile bike ride that raises money to find a cure for HIV/AIDS.
For more information about “Tulibaluganda,” contact Ken Schneck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-258-9238.