Looks like my Super Brief Fridays idea is morphing into super-brief-whatever-day-I-want-it-to-be. Sheesh.
Anyway, one of my closest friends/former roommate/future bridesmaid, Courtney Gilmer, posted a video on my Facebook page that definitely needs to be shared. She has a huge heart for Invisible Children, an organization that is trying to free child soldiers in central Africa. We went to a Rescue rally in Washington, D.C. a couple years ago to get involved with this organization (read about those shenanigans here), and now it’s time, as Court put it, to “join in the fight again!”
Invisible Children is launching a new initiative called “Kony 2012.” Check out their mission statement and watch this video to see how you can help make a difference.
Invisible Children uses film, creativity and social action to end the use of child soldiers in Joseph Kony’s rebel war and restore the LRA-affected communities in central Africa to peace and prosperity. We believe Invisible Children is not just a nonprofit, but a group of people choosing to live differently. We use the power of media to inspire young people to help end the longest running war in Africa. We make documentaries, tour them around the world, and lobby our nation’s leaders to make ending this war a priority.
If the world knows who Joseph Kony is, it will unite to stop him. 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.