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KONY 2012

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If you’ve yet to view the 30 minute video called KONY 2012, then you’re perhaps one of the few.  In just 72 hours, this video by the charity group Invisible Children has gone viral and introduced to millions of people the name Joseph Kony.  The film is riveting and eye-opening.  It also speaks to the power of technology and social media in particular.

I for one, intend to support the cause – because I believe that we are part of a global community and that in order to make this world a better place we have to care about what happens not just in our backyards, but in the backyards of our fellow human beings on the other side of the planet too.

This campaign is innovative, bold and may just prove to millions of people that when we work together we can make the world a better place.

Interested in learning more about Invisible Children and KONY 2012?  Visit the Web site.

And watch the video:

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  1. June 13th, 2012 at 09:03 | #1

    This is unbelievable. It is relamkabre that this has gone on for so long and I am just hearing about this now. As a global citizen and as a teacher, there is nothing more important than our children. We MUST stop Joseph Kony.

  2. mae
    March 8th, 2012 at 12:32 | #2

    I’ve taken note of many of the criticisms levied against this campaign and I do agree that some of the concerns are valid; however, I believe that overall this campaign is about more than just one war lord. There will always be cynics, but it seems to me that by supporting this campaign there’s much more to gain than there is to lose.

  3. Christina Britskey
    March 8th, 2012 at 12:15 | #3

    I too am Supporting KONY 2012, I of course wanted to do so immediately after watching the clever and moving video. Only, my gut kept asking questions-who are they? why now? r these kids rich? Is there oil involved?
    At the end of the day, after reading lots of opinions and few facts on-line, I am supporting Kony 2012, I am overwhelmed with hope that as a world we can work together. I felt true excitement yesterday when my favourite social media avenues were used for something other than what one ate or where one is!

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