Monthly Archives June 2012

Photo blog: Pledge hand-off

KONY 2012 Pledges, close up

“The effort to have KONY arrested and his henchmen stopped has the support of so many young and old, as many as 3.7 million. It means that we are not alone. It makes us sure that together we will stop Kony.” – Francisco Madeira, AU Special Envoy on the LRA issue “Is there any other [...] Read More


The Details: UN press conference and pledge hand-off

UN Press Conference panel

This past week there was a press conference at the UN with six people who have unique perspectives on the LRA-affected region and the conflict. Jan Egeland of Human Rights Watch and Michael Poffenberger of Resolve represented the nonprofit community. Father Benoit Kinalegu and Sister Angelique Namaika represented the currently-affected region. Finally, UN Special Representative to [...] Read More


On The Radar: LRA Crisis Tracker updates

LRA Map June 18-24

The LRA Crisis Tracker is a real-time mapping platform and data collection system created to bring an unprecedented level of transparency to the atrocities of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Using information sourced from Invisible Children’s Early Warning Radio Network, UN agencies, and local NGOs, this tool allows for better response from governments, policy-makers, and humanitarian [...] Read More


IC-supported FM Station opens in DRC

New RTK Radio Tower in DRC

For the past several years, communities in LRA-affected areas have been broadcasting messages by way of FM radio stations with the knowledge that LRA combatants are listening while they walk through the dense Central African forest. In fact, one of the most cited reasons for the surrender of LRA combatants is “come home” messaging, much [...] Read More


Teacher Exchange: Students of culture

Today, the teachers visited Mend to learn more about one of ICU's livelihood programs - and to enjoy some impromptu dancing with the seamstresses.

Our Teacher Exchange program allows Ugandan and international educators to create teaching partnerships with their counterparts, and exposes students to a world outside their borders. The program brings secondary school teachers abroad to team-teach and interact with Ugandan teachers for six weeks every June and July and sends Ugandan teachers to the U.S. to do [...] Read More


The delivery of 3,729,816 pledges

Liberty Triangle_2012

We want a future in which child abductions and mass atrocities don’t go unnoticed–starting with the atrocities of Joseph Kony and the LRA. Joseph Kony is one of the world’s worst war criminals, and I call on my leaders to support the international efforts now led by the United Nations and African Union to arrest [...] Read More


An idea’s infectivity

Openness World

Here’s what we learned today: ideas are just as real as the neurons they inhabit. After watching “Radical Openness,” a short film exploring the world of opportunity created by the free flow of information, our jaws hit the floor. Forward-thinker Jason Silva reminded us of our own Jedidiah Jenkins, and immediately, we knew we had [...] Read More


Here comes the sun

stonehenge_summer_solstice

Summer Solstice. This momentous event, a noted day for planet Earth and its relationship with the sun, usually occurs around June 20-21 every year. It is one of two solstices, which simply means the day when the rays of the sun directly strike one of the two tropical latitude lines. For you non-science lovers, the [...] Read More


KONY 2012 and the United Nations

UN flags

The UN Security Council is holding a press conference on the Lord’s Resistance Army on Tuesday, June 26 at 3pm EDT, and Invisible Children will be there representing you (watch it live online). 3,729,815 people from countries all over the globe signed this pledge: Joseph Kony is one of the world’s worst war criminals, and I call on [...] Read More


Yeasayer – “Longevity”

yeasayer

[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.] We don’t just tour with the greatest bands known to man or make life changing [...] Read More