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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.

The challenge that we are faced with however, Continue reading

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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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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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