Kony 2012: A Case Study in the Power of Advocacy

by (@TheIRD) March 6, 2013

(Photo Credit: k-ideas) By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) A year ago today, Invisible Children launched the Kony 2012 Campaign to raise awareness against and capture the notorious war criminal, Joseph Kony. Kony is the head of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which is responsible for committing many vile crimes, including the kidnapping of thousands of kids […]

Invisible Children’s Move:DC Resurfaces

by (@TheIRD) November 26, 2012

by Mikhail Bell On November 16-17, after a topsy-turvy year, Invisible Children became reacquainted with its core competency – advocacy – at Move:DC. The event drew over 12,000 participants and commenced its final mobilization day with the Walter E. Washington Convention Center-hosted Global Summit on the LRA. In 2003, Jan Egeland, former Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Humanitarian […]

Human Trafficking and Joseph Kony’s “Wife”

by (@TheIRD) November 9, 2012

By Mikhail Bell Most American 16-year-olds anticipate the thrill of finally receiving a driver’s license and junior prom. Across the pond in Central Africa, different realities inform the teenage experience, as the rescue of Joseph Kony’s wife showed. In February, Invisible Children (IC) staff, as part of an UN-funded flier program, announced a high-profile individual: […]

Invisible Children’s MOVE:DC Takes on Human Trafficking

by (@TheIRD) October 23, 2012

By Mikhail Bell Released on October 7, Invisible Children’s (IC) new documentary “MOVE” attempts to set the record straight about co-founder Jason Russell’s public meltdown and what is really at stake if Joseph Kony is not captured before January 1, 2013. The new 31-minute documentary clarifies where IC went succeeded, where they erred, and what they are […]

Displace Me. Crackers, Water, Cardboard…Child Soldiers

by (@TheIRD) April 27, 2007

    “Young people who are haunted and changed by what they have learned about Northern Uganda are making a difference.” —Faith J. H. McDonnell, Director, Religious Liberty Programs   _________________________ Washington, DC—This Saturday, April 28, an all night rally titled “Displace Me,” will show solidarity with the 1.5 million displaced people of Northern Uganda. […]