Monthly Archives May 2012

Brace for impact

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“And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” -Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing After visiting the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. last summer, 17-year-old Braden Sweeney became intrigued that “there is still genocide occurring today” and decided he “wanted to make a difference in the world.” After [...] Read More


The legendary Newport Folk Festival

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We’re excited to announce that Invisible Children will be a part of this year’s Newport Folk Festival at the end of July – for the FIRST time! NFF isn’t just a legendary summer music festival that’s been running since 1959… it has given a platform to some of the most notable American songwriters the world [...] Read More


The Debating Spirit

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“I like debating because it needs critical analysis which can help unearth solutions to issues in the society,” commented Ben, a debater from Gulu Army School.  He said that debating has helped him overcome stage fright and improved his spoken English, a problem he has been fighting since childhood. You could see how engaged the [...] Read More


Monday Mini Mixtape 18

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[Invisible Children Music: We firmly believe that music has a necessary role in giving social movements tremendous amounts of momentum. It is a universal language, and at Invisible Children, it's important for us to be a part of that language.] [Photo from Flickr user The Gentleman Amateur.  Seriously unreal Polaroids from around the world.] Happy [...] Read More


Seamstress of the Month: Atek Lilly

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Mend is a social enterprise geared toward facilitating financial independence and development for women in Gulu, Uganda directly affected by the LRA conflict. Lilly joined the Mend family in February, and only 3 months later she has earned the title of Seamstress of the Month. She may be new, but Lilly has integrated seamlessly into the [...] Read More


Monday Mini Mixtape 17

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[Invisible Children Music: We firmly believe that music has a necessary role in giving social movements tremendous amounts of momentum. It is a universal language, and at Invisible Children, it's important for us to be a part of that language.] After just getting off the road traveling across the southern half of the United States [...] Read More


Monday (Wednesday?) Mini Mixtape 16

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[Invisible Children Music: We firmly believe that music has a necessary role in giving social movements tremendous amounts of momentum. It is a universal language, and at Invisible Children, it's important for us to be a part of that language.] You guys loved Alex Naser-Hall‘s last couple of mixes SO much that we asked him [...] Read More


Top LRA commander captured alive

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On Saturday, May 12th, Ugandan military forces captured Caesar Achellam, one of the top four commanders in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Achellam was captured in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR) after being in the LRA for over two decades. He was captured with a wife, a child, and a 12-year-old female from CAR. Achellam [...] Read More


Infographic: The LRA hierarchy

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Joseph Kony Founder and commander of the LRA, Joseph Kony remains the group’s sole leader, a position he has held since 1987. A charismatic leader who instills fear in his subordinates, Kony commands the LRA with absolute power and remains a key to the dismantling of the group. Kony was indicted by the ICC in [...] Read More


Reuters: The manhunt for Kony continues

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Reuters: Africa published the below article about the ensuing manhunt for Joseph Kony. Abou Moussa, head of the U.N. Regional Office for Central Africa, is interviewed about Kony’s believed tactics, whereabouts, and the current strategy to find him. -Krista Uganda warlord Kony on the move as manhunt steps up -UN envoy By Louis Charbonneau UNITED [...] Read More