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Kony 2012 Update

On a recent trip, I stumbled upon graffiti signifying the Kony 2012 movement that recently caused massive waves in the social justice world. The sight of the graffiti prompted me visit Invisible Children’s website to see what they have been up to since the Kony 2012 video went viral. Although the Kony 2012 video has received a lot of support and praise from both governmental and non-governmental organizations all around the world, Kony continues to remain at large, much to the  chagrin of Invisible Children and many others. As a result, Invisible Children is set to launch a whole new movement on November 17th. It is called Move DC. Check out the video explaining this new development in the Kony 2012 campaign here.

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What Difference Does it Make?

Have you ever heard of the “Butterfly Effect?” It’s the theory that one small change on one side of the world, such as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing, can cause a tsunami on the opposite side.

Ever since Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 made a smashing appearance onto the social network and into media headlines last week, people have been talking. Talking about Joseph Kony, Invisible Children, and social justice in general. While some of the comments have sung the praises of the Kony 2012 campaign, others have been extremely critical. Regardless of the response, Kony 2012 has accomplished it’s goal–to raise awareness.

Although people scoff, raising awareness to a social justice cause can make a difference. Yes, “liking” someone’s post on Facebook may impact your  Senator’s decisions. Why? Because even though we have become a “lais sez-faire” society, we are still a democracy.  And when the people speak loud enough, the government listens.

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So what does the International Criminal Court have to say about the “Make Kony Famous” campaign?

The International Criminal Court (ICC), located at The Hauge in the Netherlands, is a “cout of last resort.” It is the result of the “Rome Statue,” a treaty signed by 120 countries which allows the court to prosecute international perpetrators of “the gravest of crimes” such as “genocide,” “crimes against humanity,” and “war crimes.” If Joseph Kony is caught and brought to justice, he will be tried at the ICC. In light of this fact, what does the ICC think about Invisible Children’s “Make Kony Famous,” campaign? According to the BBC: “The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has said he supports a new campaign to capture alleged Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony….” Read more at the BBC News website….

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Who is Joseph Kony?

Click the picture to find out!

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Make Kony Famous

Please join Invisible Children and their awareness campaign of 2012 to end the war and save the lives of children in danger of Joseph Kony and his army, the Lord’s Resistance Army(LRA). You can help by watching and sharing the video below.

“Kony 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.”

To watch the full Kony 2012 video, click here.

To learn more about Joseph Kony, click here.

To learn more about Invisible Children, click here.

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Project 7: Projects for Good

Greed. Pride. Gluttony. These are just a few of the notorious seven deadly sins. But what if we turned those seven sins upside down? Project 7 does just that. For example, “instead of focusing on a person who is gluttonous, focus on helping the person who has nothing to eat.” Project 7 accomplishes their goal to make a positive difference through seven different global needs. Heal the Sick. Save the Earth. House the Homeless. Feed the Hungry. Quench the Thirsty. Teach Them Well. And Hope for Peace. There are three ways Project 7 accomplishes these global needs:

1. Funding: “You buy. We give.” Their intension is not for you to buy more stuff, just change what you buy. Project 7 offers their products online and at several retail locations. Their products include: water, coffee, t-shirts, mints, and gum.

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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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