I usually leave political or “heavier” issues off of my blog. But this is something that, once I watched the video, I could not help but share.
As I get older I am becoming acutely aware of the social injustices in this world and I want to do my best (even as just one person among billions) to make this world a better place for my children and grandchildren.
Kudos to the Invisible Children organization and Jason Russell (and his adorable son, Gavin) for putting this campaign together and using social networking for something good. Sure, they may be sensationalizing things a bit, but perhaps that is what it takes to create public action these days. Opening people’s eyes to world issues is never a bad thing. The actual war may have ended in Uganda, but until Kony is captured and brought to trial for crimes against humanity, the fight for awareness should not stop.
Can’t wait to get my bracelet and action kit. I am not the most socially active person on the planet, but I will surely put up some posters and spread the word in Salt Lake City, specifically on the night of April 20th, for Cover the Night, a mass-movement to raise awareness of Kony across the world.
Let’s make Joseph Kony the most famous man on earth.