Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It's Time to Change: Kony 2012

Some of you may have seen a video on facebook called: Kony 2012.
You may have been invited to join a group called "Cover the Night".
You may have wondered about why the organization behind all of this is called The Invisible Children.
Did you look into it? Did it make you angry?
I know it made me angry.

I know most of you reading this won't actually watch the 30 minute video, but I'm telling you now that it won't be a waste of your time. In fact, it's a great way to spend thirty minutes of your life. Many of us have no idea what it would be like to live in these circumstances. We don't know what it would be like to be taken away and forced to murder those that we love. But that is exactly what is happening in Uganda. And we can stop it.
When was this last time you were a part of something this big? I know I never have.
This is a cause using technology and social media to end a war. How amazing is that?

People are growing closer together. We have ways of getting the word out about whatever we want through the internet. Let's use this amazing technology to our advantage! Let's make an impact on the world as a whole!
I urge you, fellow bloggers, readers, friends, family, and everyone else to take a stand for peace. We can make a difference because we have a voice.
Above is the video. I know it's lengthy, but it's very moving.

On April 20th people will take action. Everyone is encouraged to cover their towns with Kony posters and get the word out about his crimes. We need him captured.
On Saturday morning, the world will wake up to these posters and they will know. Don't hesitate, become part of the movement now by doing any of the following:

  • Blog about it. As bloggers, we know how important and inspiring our voices can be. Our voices may be small, but we can make a difference. Re-post this blog post to facebook! Make Kony visible. 
  • Sign the pledge and take a stand!
  • Join your city's Cover the Night event on April 20th. If no one's heard of it, make a group for your city on Facebook! Let's get this snowball rolling!
  • Get the Kit: Buy the action kit and get to work! We have to spread the word.
  • Change your facebook profile picture or cover photo to one of the pictures featured in this post.
  • Donate to Tri. It's the site for the Invisible Children. 
  • Pin the posters ALL OVER PINTEREST! :)
  • Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell everyone. This is the start of a generation with bright ideas for a bright future full of change for the better. 
I know I might seem a little enthusiastic, and it's because I am. Nothing makes me more excited than seeing this many people coming together to fight for peace. It's times like these that make me proud of the human race. Because it doesn't matter who you are, or what your political stance is, it's obvious to see that this has to be stopped. Why not this year?

Peace, Love, and Making Evil Men Famous,


  1. I watched.
    I was moved to tears.
    It made a difference ... we will make a difference on the 20th!

  2. I've cried every time I've watched it so far :'( I love seeing so many people working together :) We will definitely make a huge difference!