#StopKONY 2012

By Stephfon Guidry

Many young people take for granted every day that they can wake up in their own homes and beds. Many young people over the world do not know who Joesph KONY is?  Who are the Invisible Children? The Invisible Children Inc. movement is a global effort to stop the Ugandan conflict and prevent the abduction of African children.

The Ugandan conflict is Africa’s longest running war and in this war children are weapons and victims. Joseph Kony, an African terrorist, who has committed heinous acts of terrorism against the people of Africa. He is the Leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the LRA stands on no political side, does not intend on peace and is the tool of Joseph Kony to maintain control. Kony has kidnapped over 30,000 young people, turning the young men into child soldiers and the girls into sex slaves. Kony has ordered his army to mutilate thousands and each of his soldiers must murder their parents. These unspeakable acts are the norm of the LRA and the reason for this powerful movement of the Invisible Children.

The Invisible Children movement takes a documentary film that follows the life and friendship of two men worlds apart and brings them together through change. Many Celebrities have caught wind of the Invisible Children movement, including Oprah, Kim Kardashian, Justin Beiber, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and more. There are talks of a celeb PSA soon to be in the works and Rihanna is on board. She recently tweeted, “PLEASE go to InvisibleChildren.com Even if it’s for 10 minutes…Trust me you NEED to know about this! #1LOVE” Chris Brown followed suit tweeting, “#KONY2012” Even Kylie Jenner “Everyone needs to watch this. RT this please!”

Social Media may change the face of the world as the Invisible Children are finally seen across the world as all across the nation people are coming together to save the young people of Africa.

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