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August 31, 2012

by Invisible Children

Pirates & ice skates & Roadies, oh my!

What do pirates, ice skates, and IC Roadies have in common? High school senior Laura Kessler from Long Island, NY. Like many of us at Invisible Children, Laura felt her world change after seeing IC’s first film, the Rough Cut. A firm believer in community service, Laura saw the film at 12-years-old and has since […]

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by Krista Morgan

The life of an African child

A new World Bank report has found a sharp decline in the child mortality rate of African countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, and Ghana. CNN made this infographic to show what life is like for children growing up on the world’s youngest continent.

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by Krista Morgan

#HugKevo: an office sub-movement

Sometimes you just need a hug. And sometimes, that hug can start a revolution. It all began with a 21-year-old Team Florida Roadie named Kevo. He had a purple note next to his desk that read “Did you hug the Kevo today?” He then established a Top 12 Target list that consisted of IC staff […]

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August 30, 2012

by Krista Morgan

Resolve: A look at LRA abduction patterns

An informative, thought-provoking piece on LRA abduction patterns from Paul Ronan at Resolve, one of our DC-based advocacy partners:       The LRA has long been associated with child soldiers, and rightfully so – UNICEF estimates that the LRA has abducted at least 35,000 children since 1986. But LRA Crisis Tracker data on abductions […]

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by Krista Morgan

The Colour Project

Did your mother ever tell you to leave the world a little better than you found it? Mine did. And I’m assuming the mothers of the people behind the Let’s Colour Project did too. This worldwide initiative believes in the power of color and is committed to making a positive difference in people’s lives by […]

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August 29, 2012

by Krista Morgan

BBC presents “Kony: Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted”

BBC News, in conjunction with Insight News TV, recently released a 30-minute documentary entitled “Kony: Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted.” It gives insight as to how one man has managed to escape capture for so long and continues to terrorize communities in Central Africa, and investigates the myths surrounding one of the most bizarre […]

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by Juan Frausto

Raising your voice

Five million people. That’s the amount of registered voters Rock the Vote has empowered to make their voice count. Sure, we might remember the organization for making awesome election commercials on MTV, but no matter the strategy, its message has been heard. Although the non-profit has expanded to encompass many aspects of pop culture, music is still the force behind Rock the […]

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by Bethany Williams

Acholi cooking lesson with Doreen

Last month, students who raised funds to build Schools for Schools projects came to visit Uganda and learn more about Invisible Children programs, the history of northern Uganda, and Acholi culture. Doreen gave them an introduction to Ugandan cooking, teaching them how to prepare dishes like boo and malakwang. Doreen even agreed to share her […]

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by Judith Pendergrast

Beasts of the Southern Wild? Yes please.

Have you heard of Beasts of the Southern Wild? Here’s a rundown of the film as told by Sundance: Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in “the Bathtub,” a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a […]

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August 28, 2012

by Judith Pendergrast

Who knew light graffiti was a thing? Not us.

If you were to take street art, add LED lights and water guns, then you’d collectively come up with the coolest art project I’ve seen in a while. Water Light Graffiti is a project that started in Poitiers, France in July by creative genius Antonin Fourneau and his friends at Digitalarti Artlab. Basically they cover a […]

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