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September 30, 2014

by Invisible Children

Dancing in the Rain // Remembering Annika Lange

Recently, Invisible Children received the difficult news that our beloved friend and supporter Annika Lange passed away unexpectedly. We had the privilege of getting to know Annika at our Fourth Estate Retreat this summer, and it’s safe to say that she was one of the brightest and sweetest 17-year-olds we have ever met. Annika’s best […]

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September 29, 2014

by Invisible Children

BBC World Service // LRA releases record numbers

Listen to the interview here: This morning, our CEO Ben Keesey and formerly abducted LRA child soldier Ocitti David Okech talked to BBC World Service about the major increase of LRA escapes over the past few months and how Invisible Children is capitalizing on this to get more LRA abductees out. To support the life-saving work Ben and […]

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September 26, 2014

by Liz Arthur

How to spot an Invisible Children Team Member

Flannel. Denim. Cuffed pants. Mason jars. What do all of these things have in common, you ask? Simple: if you are seeing all of these items, you have likely laid eyes on a fascinating breed of individual – the Invisible Children team member. Step into our office on any given day and you’re likely to […]

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September 24, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Raising our voice // Invisible Children testifies before Congress

“This is a conversation that millions of young people around the United States would be very encouraged to know is happening in Washington, D. C. today.” -Lisa Dougan On Friday, September 19, our very own Lisa Dougan, Director of Central Africa Programs and Policy Advisor, gave her official testimony to Congress as part of a hearing […]

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September 23, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Escape from war // Impact of “come home” messaging

Sometimes, people assume that force is the most effective way to end a war, but this is not necessarily the case. Recent reports from our counter-LRA partners have suggested that the most cost-effective and nonviolent way to end LRA violence is in fact to invest in helping its members to escape. Of course, this is no easy […]

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September 22, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Education for peace // LSP student Bongomin Johnson

Bongomin Johnson is a student in Senior 3 at Saint Joseph’s College Layibi (SJCL). Before the conflict, SJCL was one of the top 25 schools in northern Uganda. While it suffered significantly during the war, hardworking students like Johnson are helping the school to again reach its success. Johnson hopes to be a lawyer in […]

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by Camille Marie-Regnault

On the radar // Five people escape from the LRA

Last week, another five people returned home from the LRA in the Central African Republic (CAR) and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Their time in captivity ranges from eight months to 18 years. This brings us to a total of 90 LRA returners since the beginning of August. These results are incredible, ground-breaking, and […]

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by Liz Arthur

New voice on the blog // Meet Liz Arthur

Our communications department just got a new addition. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to our newest communication intern. Apparently she used to go by “Queen Arthur” in fifth grade – but now she says we can just call her Liz.  She’s also an up-and-coming sociologist who loves the rain and names her pets after Star Wars characters. You’ll be seeing more of […]

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September 17, 2014

by Miranda Brown

From our friends in Uganda // New fall styles

Our online store just got a little fresher, and we’re excited to sport these handmade styles as the fall season rolls in. The fall interns couldn’t resist putting on a little photo shoot to model our newest accessories: Handmade necklaces. Braided and printed headbands. And a bold pair of elephant shorts. We’re slightly obsessed. Stories behind these new products: […]

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September 15, 2014

by Invisible Children

Ridge Top Series // Exclusive videos from the Musician Coalition

The Frendly Gathering music festival provided another year’s worth of positive energy and ‘frendly vibes’ this summer at their festival in Vermont, and we were honored to have been a part of it. If you managed to go, we are sure you will want to re-live it, and if you didn’t… we want to give you a […]

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