Invisible Children and #KONY2012

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I’ve been hearing a lot lately about this viral short 30 minute film asking it’s viewers to sign a petition and share the video. According to the film and campaign by Invisible Children, Kony 2012, aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. But I’ve also been hearing a lot about how sharing this video wouldn’t do anything to help the child soldiers in Africa, and that the majority of the proceeds don’t even go to the cause that Invisible Children is trying to help. In fact, only a little over 30% may be reaching the children. Continue reading “Invisible Children and #KONY2012”