I urge everyone, especially young people, to find a cause they believe in or volunteer in your community. It truly does make a difference, not just in the lives of those you are helping but also for yourself. You might discover something you may have never known about yourself. I certainly did.
The number of employees in San Diego plunged from 65 to 29. In Africa, the number of staffers dropped from 130 to 108. Before
Community was once a place of action linked to emotion -- a powerful hub and spoke of social change. Nowadays anyone on a compiled data file can be considered to be part of a community. How the mighty have fallen.
As a mother and social justice writer, I struggle daily with the balance of wanting to provide my children a healthy cocoon with minimal discomfort, while also preparing them to take on the injustices of the world -- a role I expect them to step up into someday.
Leaders in the fields of culture, social entrepreneurship, human rights, and the arts will come together to share their learnings with 1,400 Millennials who have distinguished themselves as social enterprise mavens and advocacy navigators.
Quitting Twitter, as trivial as it may seem, got me thinking a lot about social media and the internet in general. Let's dive straight into it with a recent example.
One year ago, the Kony 2012 documentary became an international conversation piece. Still, questions remain about the impact, legitimacy, and morality of the movement. Jamila Aisha Brown, Noelle West and Timothy Kalyegira join Marc to debate.
“People got on board by the millions,” Russell said in the film about the campaign's launch. “But because the story spread
We have never lived in a world where things spread so quickly, at such scale. Social media has become equally a powerful and dangerous ally for marketers and for consumers -- a double-edged sword that each should manipulate with great care.
The Intelligence Group study, which surveyed 900 people online ages 14-34, also points out that Generation Y is not synonymous
In March this year, Kony 2012 became the fastest spreading online film ever -- but our research team at USC's Annenberg School has been interviewing and observing Invisible Children for three years, long before the flurry of attention around the video.
The video features interviews with child soldiers and victims of Kony's violence, media clips including Romney and Obama
As Uganda celebrates its 50th year as an independent nation, have things improved? Although we are a democracy, we have voted for the same president, Yoweri Museveni, a military leader, since 1986.
Oprah Winfrey asked him about that day, which Russell says he has very little recollection of. As far as him masturbating
Days after the release of the Invisible Children documentary Kony 2012, creator Jason Russell was captured on tape in San
Jezebel points out that the Russell's explanation is conveniently timed to coincide with Invisible Children's upcoming "behind
Becoming a hero doesn't happen by chance. It happens when we decide the crossroad we have ended up walking on can indeed become our moment to take action.
The #KONY2012 movement is welcomed for the attention it has brought to Uganda, but in reality the man and his actions are symptoms of much broader problems that must be addressed to prevent future Joseph Konys.
No matter how questionable the cause, people continue to invest in others, perhaps because to invest in a cause -- no matter how small -- is to invest in humanity.
Prominent Ugandan journalists and activists were vehemently critical of the video's factual flaws and oversimplification.