27 March 2012
Who is Joseph Kony?
Joseph Kony is the worst living criminal. He has abducted over 30,000 children and forced them to be child soldiers in central Africa. He remains at large because he is invisible to the world. Few know his name, even fewer know his crimes. This year we are making Joseph Kony famous. Because when he is, the world will unite for justice and demand his arrest.
As I obediently settled down to watch the following video about Kony last night (my husband had been raving about it since he saw it) I was quite literally blown away. The video itself is a work of art - beautifully shot and by far the most powerful of it's kind that I have ever seen. I was completely awe-struck by the narrator / head campaigner, Jason Russell - what an amazing, amazing person; I was utterly and inextricably connected to what I was seeing and hearing.
As I sat, sobbing in the darkness, I knew this was something that would be pivotal in society - worldwide. It will be. As Jason says, this is bigger than Kony himself. It will prove that when united, we - the public - can accomplish anything, and that just brings so much hope. If we can bring him to justice, what other wrongs can we put right?
So please, if all you do today is watch this video, I promise you it will be the most inspirational thing that you do. And at the end of it, if all you do is share it, then you will have played a massive part, since spreading the word is the main objective here.
KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.
Want to get involved? Visit www.kony2012.com now and pledge your support - it takes 2 seconds and is completely free (financially and from obligation).
If you want to go further, you can also donate, or download a free media pack, containing all the bits you need to post Kony media around your City. But hurry, the aim is to cover our Cities over night, on April 20th.
Cover The Night
And that night, they found something more important than fear.