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Falling Whistles

It’s like Invisible Children…but with a “twist.” We could go into more detail but this video speaks for itself. It blew us away. Sacrifice two minutes to watch it and you can be blown away too.

Visit Falling Whistles’ website to learn more or to buy a whistle from their online store by clicking here.

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Invisible Children

I still remember that day back in 2006, when one of my best friends informed me that she was going to sleep under a bridge for a night to help raise awareness for this organization called “Invisible Children.” Not only did I think she was crazy, but  I had also never heard of it. Almost four years later, I’m just now realizing how big and influential this organization really is.

Back in 2003, three young filmakers from San Diego went to Uganda for an “adventure.” They came back with footage they released as a documentary called “Invisible Children: Rough Cut.” It documents the terror the LRA under the infamous Joseph Kony has brought primarily to Uganda, but also to the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic. The documentary helped raise awareness regarding the horrible atrocities being committed by the LRA, and ultimately helped bring about the Juba Peace Talks in 2006, which brought temporary peace to these areas. Although the LRA movement is steadily decreasing, Invisible Children is dedicated to helping the nations that have been effected by it through rebuilding and educational projects.

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Our New Year’s Resolution

The time to make New Year’s Resolutions is here again! The time to commit to working out every morning, or changing your diet, or making some other self-fulfilling goal. This year however, we wanted to do something different. We wanted to do something more meaningful. We are just two students sick of sitting around doing nothing and waiting for “real life” to begin. As we have sat around reading statistics, watching the news, and observing the indifference around us to all the serious social injustices that are going on, we have had this burning desire to do something about it. After pondering about what we could do at this stage in our lives, we have decided that our New Year’s Resolution this year is to raise social justice awareness. We want to introduce new issues and influence the way people think about social injustice and perhaps change the way people view what they can do about it. Even if only our parents end up reading this blog, change starts when just one individual decides to take a stand and make a difference…and impacts others…who start a movement…that changes the world.

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