Invisible Children Inc. was created to serve and protect these children and many of the volunteers have devoted their lives to stopping Joseph Kony. Invisible Children Inc. would like to see Kony arrested for the crimes he has committed since 1986. Kony is thought to have over 85 wives and 44 children.
The KONY 2012 movement is intended to raise awareness to as many people in the world as possible in order to get Joseph Kony's name out and circulating. Invisible Children Inc. has produced a 30 minute video explaining more of the backstory and also goals that the organization wishes to accomplish. The video is listed below.
Another feature of KONY 2012 is the "Cover the Night" event that was held on April 20th 2012. This event, which is explained in the video, will take place around midnight on April 20th. Activists will cover their cities and towns with posters to raise awareness about Joseph Kony and the LRA.
Here at Kent State University we have an Invisible Children club and on April 20th myself and multiple students "covered the night" with posters and flyers in honor of the pursuit to capture Kony. Many cities around the world were involved as well as numerous politicians and celebrities.
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Recently, Jason Russell, 33, was caught drunk in public one night in March. He was reportedly intoxicated and masturbating and sent to a mental institution. Now as horrible as this seems I don't think he deserves the ridicule he has been receiving. The man has done a tremendous amount of work and has involved much dedication to the KONY movement. From a sociologist perspective I try to take the good with the bad and I have a hard time believing that this man is a "monster". Jason Russell, the main character of the KONY 2012 videos (see below) has also been facing much stipulation about his mental state and ownership of his son, also starring in the video below.
To learn move about how you can get involved in the KONY 2012 movement please visit the Invisible Children website, just click the link I have provided. In their shop they sell t-shirts, bracelets, poster, and pins. They also sell action kits that include: a bunch of posters, a t-shirt, a pin, stickers, and two bracelets as well as an information packet. GET INVOLVED and spread the word!!!