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Invisible Children: KONY 2012

If you haven’t seen the KONY 2012 video, you need to. Watch it here.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MOVEMENT:

Who is Joseph Kony?

Joseph Kony is the world’s worst war criminal. In 1987 he took over leadership of an existing rebel group and renamed it the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

The LRA has earned a reputation for its cruel and brutal tactics. When Joseph Kony found himself running out of fighters, he started abducting children to be soldiers in his army or “wives” for his officers. The LRA is encouraged to rape, mutilate, and kill civilians–often with blunt weapons.

The LRA is no longer active in northern Uganda (where it originated) but it continues its campaign of violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan. In its 26-year history, the LRA has abducted more than 30,000 children and displaced at least 2.1 million people.

What is the goal of KONY 2012?

Invisible Children has been working for 9 years to end Africa’s longest-running armed conflict. U.S. military advisers are currently deployed in Central Africa on a “time-limited” mission to stop Kony and disarm the LRA. If Kony isn’t captured this year, the window will be gone.

We are taking action to ensure these two things:

1) That Joseph Kony is known as the World’s Worst War Criminal.

2) That the U.S. military advisers support the Ugandan Army until Kony has been captured and the LRA has been completely disarmed. They need to follow through all the way and finish what they have started.

Why are we making Joseph Kony “famous”?

Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. In this case, notoriety translates to public support. If people know about the crimes that Kony has been committing for 26 years, they will unite to stop him.

Secondly, we want Kony to be famous so that when he is stopped, he will be a visible, concrete example of international justice. Then other war criminals will know that their mass atrocities will not go unnoticed or unpunished.

 

Here are some upcoming events to get involved in. Let’s change the world, Sacramento!

 

Cover the Night, Sacramento!

Who: Everyone in Sacramento.

What: Cover Sacramento, in conjunction with other cities around the world, with posters about Invisible Children’s campaign to stop Joseph Kony, the world’s worst war criminal.

When: April 20, 6 p.m. through April 21, 6 a.m.

Where: California State Capitol

Why: To save humanity.

Click HERE to join one of the several Facebook events, Click HERE for the Invisible Children website. Click HERE to purchase a KONY 2012 action kit. You can even download a free KONY 2012 digital action kit HERE made by Jeda Warren or simply make your own advertising tools to bring to the event. Don’t forget to watch the Youtube film HERE

Let’s get creative and bring chalk, handmade posters, copies of posters, anything you can think of! Bring your cameras to take pictures of the Cover the Night, Sacramento event!

Spread the word!

 

Invisible Children ‘Kony 2012’ Screening & Ugandan Survivor Guest Speaker!

Who: Everyone

What: Join Alpha Phi Omega (National Co-Ed Service Fraternity) & friends to Invisible Children’s newest film screening of "Kony 2012." There will be a Ugandan survivor from the LRA conflict speaking.  

When: March 12, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Sacramento State, University Union, Ballroom 3

Why: To save humanity.

 

Click HERE for the Davis, CA group!

Create a movement in your area-don’t forget to spread the word and educate others!

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