Twelve University of Tennessee students are going to Uganda this summer as part of the newly launched Gulu Study and Service Abroad Program, an offshoot of the Jazz for Justice Project. Students will be volunteering in Uganda from July 8 to August 12.
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The Jazz for Justice Project will host a conference at UT Knoxville on the impact of resource mining in Africa and a benefit concert for the people of northern Uganda this week. The conference on extractive industries in Africa, titled “Blood Diamonds, Blood Phones and the Devil’s Gold: Africa’s Resource Curse,” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. The conference is free and open to the public.
The Jazz for Justice Project, which originated at UT Knoxville, has gotten a little unexpected national publicity, thanks to a photo in the current issue of Newsweek magazine.