Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Use your voice to make Kony (in)famous.

We were each given a unique voice for a reason. We have the opportunity to use it to make a difference for the greater good. If we have this gift, why wouldn't we use it? We've been given a chance to here & now:


KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.

I saw this film for the first time this morning & I'm completely moved by it, as well as angered, saddened & frustrated. Children being stolen from their homes to fight & kill is something you hear about or see movies about, but it never really became real to me until this moment. And we can do something about it, simply by just spreading the word. By making Kony (in)famous, we're raising awareness about who he is and what he's doing. Up until this point, I've never even heard of him, but this has been going on for a very long time. This stuns me.

But, I also know that we, as people, have voices that provide powerful impact. We have the opportunity to speak up & speak out about what's happening in Uganda. We all have social networks; we can use those to create awareness about this. Tell our friends, our family, our neighbors, the pizza delivery guy.... We have the power to make a difference. Let's do just that.

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Live in love,
xx. Jillian

2 comments:

  1. This video's great, but just wanted to draw your attention to this: http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com.nyud.net/

    This is all funding the Ugandan army, who aren't actually that great themselves!

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  2. I read the link in the comment above and I do think that it's valuable to assess the truth behind these organizations. But regardless, IC has exposed the evil of an oppressive system and inspired many to use their voice. I think that it's very important to carefully condemn them because we must recognize that they are raising people's awareness to the world beyond their own. While according to the article, they may be going about it poorly, they are still firmly taking a radical stand in what they believe. I want to thank you for doing the same ... courageously taking a stand and working to invoke change!

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Thanks for making my day. Keep living in love. xx.

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