Have you guys ever heard of Invisible Children? Yes? Cool. No? Cool.
Well I'm going to tell you about it regardless! I'm planning on educating you guys, so get ready. The content of this post is a little heavier than that of my previous posts, but I'm so passionate about this and I hope you feel the same.
Invisible Children is a nonprofit organization created for the purpose of bringing awareness to the happenings in central Africa, led by Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
Here's the happenings:
because I wanted to make sure you guys read it.
The organization was founded in 2004 by Jason Russell, Laren Poole, and Bobby Bailey.
Bobby Bailey? Yep, I met him. Liike two nights ago.
Robin has been involved in the Invisible Children club on campus all year and really wanted to go hear him speak. I went with her, but honestly for the sole purpose of wanting a break from homework. Turns out it was flipping awesome, and I ended up stayed longer than she did.
oh yeah, I forgot. we were in the front row. (!)
It was so cool listening to his story. He talked about the ups and downs of getting the organization on its feet, as well as his trips to Uganda, conflicts and controversy over the years, and Invisible Children's different strategies and campaigns.
one of my favorites::
Global Night Commute: I Got Soul
-to make others aware of the children that had
to "night commute" in Uganda
and IC's most recent one::
-to make Joseph Kony famous
Guys, puhleaaaase watch these two videos if you haven't already.
Even if you have to come back when you're a little less busy.
It will be worth your while!
|Bobby Bailey and UMW's Invisible Children Club:: yes, its almost all girls.|
Anyway, the guy was hilarious, a little awkward, and so inspiring. Not only did Bobby and his two buddies make something huge from what was once something invisible, but they've been successful enough to spread the word throughout the world. Hearing his story has really made me reevaluate what I want my story to become, and I'm excited to make it happen. No details yet, but soon. I tend to change my mind a lot, so it can difficult to put my future goals down in writing when I'm not entirely sure what they are yet.
Want to get involved in Cover the Night on April 20th?
"Where you live shouldn't determine whether you live."