Monthly Archives August 2012

Pirates & ice skates & Roadies, oh my!

Pirate Party

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 [...] Read More

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.

#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 [...] Read More

Artist Ambassadors: Ivan & Alyosha cover Loudon Wainwright

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Runaway stars of our holiday benefit show last December, Ivan & Alyosha have had a busy 2012. The Seattle duo have been prepping their greatly-awaited debut full-length record All the Times We Had and readying a tour of the United States. Lucky for the fans, they took a break to record an acoustic version of [...] Read More

Resolve: A look at LRA abduction patterns

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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 [...] Read More

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 [...] Read More

Artist Ambassadors: The Very Best in San Diego


The past twenty-four hours have been big bonding time for The Very Best + Invisible Children Music. Fresh off the Mumford & Sons’ “Gentlemen of the Road” tour, the duo from England and Malawi flew into San Diego to perform at The Casbah and to have serious hangtime with us. San Diego is generally known [...] Read More

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

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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 [...] Read More

Artist Ambassadors: NO release 7″ with two new songs


[ artwork by Josh Evans ] Artist Ambassadors NO have released a new 7″ on White Iris Records featuring two brand new songs “What’s Your Name” and “Eleven Eleven.” This record follows up the band’s free EP Don’t Worry, You’ll Be Here Forever and precedes their upcoming full-length, which the band is currently working on [...] Read More

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 [...] Read More