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How I Became an Activist: Thank You Invisible Children
Digital Media Strategist & Staff Writer
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.
Invisible Children, Group Behind 'Kony 2012,' Closing Because Of Funding Issues
Ironically enough, Charity Navigator had no qualms with the organization’s mission and forewarned donors during the height
Where Are the Peers?
Global CEO at Y&R
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.
The Hunger Games
, Social Justice and Your Teen
Owner of GardenWall Publications: Communications for Change, G...
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.
An Open (Love) Letter to MIA
Social media manager, Invisible Children
You think it's messed up that people can't tell their own story -- that people have to have someone come in and package, market, and produce their story for the world to take it seriously. We think it's messed up, too.
Invisible Children Fourth Estate Summit Shares Advocacy Lessons With 1,400 Millennials (LIVESTREAM)
Co-founder, The Paradigm Project
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.
A Generation Obsessed With Obsessing Over Itself
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.
Did the Kony 2012 Movement Actually Work?
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.
'Kony 2012' 1 Year Later: What's Actually Been Done To Bring Down African Warload
And on Jan. 13, President Obama signed a bill into law that extends the Rewards for Justice Program, which pays people for
Social Media Signed the Death of Gross Marketing Tactics: Power to the People?
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.
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The Millennial Slacktivism Debate
The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology study analyzed 40 years of data on approximately 9 million young adults
In March this year,
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.
'Kony 2012' Creators Release 'MOVE' As Final Chapter (VIDEO)
“I’m so sorry to the thousands of people who were confused, who were scared and who didn’t trust us anymore because of what
Uganda Celebrates 50 Years of Independence
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri
Founder and CEO of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, author of 'A Sc...
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.
TV & FILM
Jason Russell, 'Kony 2012' Creator, Talks About His Nude Public Meltdown On 'Oprah's Next Chapter' (VIDEO)
Jason Russell would probably have been content to be known simply as the founder of Invisible Children and the creator of
'Kony 2012' Director Jason Russell Addresses His Public Breakdown (VIDEO)
Days after the release of the Invisible Children documentary Kony 2012, creator Jason Russell was captured on tape in San
Jason Russell, Kony 2012 Director, To Explain Naked Breakdown On Oprah's Next Chapter (VIDEO)
In a statement Danice Russell released shortly after the March incident: We thought a few thousand people would see the film
Taking Action: Founding Filmmaker of 'Invisible Children' Reaches Crossroad
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 Streets of Kampala Are Silent With Apathy
Impact Investment Professional and Attorney
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.
Why Do We Give?
Freshman at Amherst College
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.
THE WORLD POST
The Kony 2012 Controversy: A Look at Its Coverage in American Media vs. Ugandan Media
Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum
Prominent Ugandan journalists and activists were vehemently critical of the video's factual flaws and oversimplification.
THE WORLD POST
The Security Council Who Cried Wolf
One of the ICC's major realities is that it relies entirely on states to arrest and surrender accused to the Court. In this respect, state cooperation gives teeth to the ICC's bark.
THE WORLD POST
Saving Lives in Africa?
Co-founder and Executive Director, Generation Citizen
Whether we like it or not, Africa is a land where white people can make a difference in the lives of the natives. So should we?
Does Ending Homelessness Need a KONY-style Campaign?
Joel John Roberts
CEO of PATH, Publisher of PoveryInsights.org
Today's activists, however, don't typically knock heads with plastic police shields or get hosed down by a coercive stream of water. Why put yourself in harms way when you can sit at your Ikea desk, open up your MacBook Air, and click a few electronic buttons?
Reconciliation 2012: A Local Response to Joseph Kony and the International Community
Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies, Un...
Kony 2012 has garnered more than 100 million hits and has motivated viewers to support the arrest and trial of one of the world's most monstrous war criminals. What it misses, though, are the voices of ordinary Ugandans who have responded quite differently.
Mama Hope, African Nonprofit, Addresses Africa Stereotypes With 'Stop The Pity' Campaign
“Using images that people can relate to," Rodgers told Philanthropy.com, "[and] showing people not at their worst but at
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