Monthly Archives January 2013

A spotlight on HEAL Africa

HEAL Africa

Invisible Children treasures organizations that join in the fight against social injustice and actively address the needs of those who are overlooked by the rest of the world. HEAL Africa is a non-profit organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo that is making a difference by addressing disease, poverty, and the oppression of women. In [...] Read More

VIDEO // YADi + Baaba Maal + The Very Best: “Unbreakable”


So much YADi goodness recently. This recent offering from the musically diverse singer is a special one because our friends in The Very Best – Johan Hugo, Esau Mwamwaya and Seye – co-wrote it with Baaba Maal and YADi herself. The track is a cultural-blend of driving rhythm. If we were ever to be stowaways [...] Read More

TWLOHA’s Heavy and Light Tour: hope + great music


When Jamie Tworkowski first envisioned the Heavy and Light Tour, he dreamed of an evening of songs, conversation, and hope. He didn’t want a benefit show, but rather an intimate setting where people from all walks of life could come together for one night, share in the human experience, and come alive through music and the [...] Read More

Breaking bread to turn a page

El Salvador bakery to stop violence

In less than a year, El Salvador’s culture has socially and economically transformed because of a truce that has carried on since March 2012 between two of it’s largest gangs—Bario 18 and MS-13. With 50,000 active gang members and 10,000 in prison, the region is considered one of the dangerous places in the world. In a collaborated effort [...] Read More

A global perspective

with Neuzz (Mexico)

Something uniquely special happens when you’re traveling. Lives intersect, cultures collide, adversity happens, and soon you lose count of all the unforgettable moments. But no matter what happens, you’re left with something that will be with you beyond the exploration and adventure — experience. Being globally connected through technology easily causes us to forget how “unconnected” the world could [...] Read More

Lessons in life from a nine-year-old

Will Lourcey

Driving home from Little League practice one day, 9-year-old Will Lourcey saw a homeless man with a cardboard sign that read “Need a meal.” So he told his mom he wanted to do something. And do something he did. Taking on the issue of hunger in his community, Will started FROGS: Friends Reaching Our Goals. [...] Read More

In Talks: Ryan O’Neal of Sleeping At Last

Ryan O’Neal, the man behind Sleeping At Last, is one of the most productive musicians around and one of the most dedicated artist supporters Invisible Children works with. In 2011, Ryan released an EP every month in a project entitled Yearbook. His current effort – Atlas – is an even more ambitious feat. He has [...] Read More

All I Own // a photo blog

Sannah Kvist, All I Own, Photography, Invisible Children

The average American produces 1,600 pounds of garbage each year. Collectively, that’s enough trash to cover the entire state of Texas two and a half times. That statistic alone is surprising, but even more surprising is the fact that this number only represents the things we throw away. Over-consumption is an ever-present, often glorified, but [...] Read More

VIDEO // Daughter: “Still”


The ability of Daughter to make heart-breaking music is historic. They have been consistently releasing songs that exploit the common fear and insecurity since their first EP. The trio from London are gearing up to release their first full-length record If You Leave on March 30. “Still” is the band’s next single from that album, [...] Read More

First rehabilitation center in DR Congo for LRA-affected youth officially opens

Centre Elikya

Seeing firsthand the limited rehabilitation services available to children who have experienced extreme trauma as a result of LRA violence and abduction, Invisible Children and our partners from the Commision Diocesaine Justice et Paix (CDJP) and Sponsoring Children Uganda have opened the very first rehabilitation center in DR Congo focused on LRA-affected youth. We’ve been working diligently since January of 2011 on its [...] Read More