Friday, March 9, 2012

Pay It Forward: Stop Kony 2012

"We must become the change we want to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

It is time to change the conversation of our culture.  It is time to realize that the voice of one is all that is needed to transform the world for many. Is transformation needed? Yes. Why? Come pay attention and pay it forward.

Seminal points to consider as you watch this world changing video, Joseph Kony 2012, by Invisible Children (If you don't know Joseph Kony, it's okay, you're part of 99% of the world who doesn't know him, and importantly you know him will by the end of this video):
  • You did not choose where or when you were born, but because you're here, you matter.
  • Where you live shouldn't determine IF you live.
    • Devastatingly, in this world, it does.
Watch Kony 2012 to understand how the two facts above can change the world. 

 How can we pay it forward? 
  • Share this video to inform others about Joseph Kony and the injustices of many suffering daily in our world.
    • Be that change you want to see in the world. It's incredibly empowering and beautiful to do so.
  • Make where you live a place that welcomes all and creates a space for seeing more beautiful in the world.Visit other communities and immerse yourself in their culture, supporting where you can as you meet their interests, strengths and needs.
    • We cannot ignore the human rights of all around the world.
  • Familiarize yourself with the wonderful work of Invisible Children.
    • Become part of the Invisible Children community to help rebuild the destruction of others.
  • You did not choose where or when you were born, but because you're here, you matter. 
    • Remember this with every person you meet. Recognize everyone matters.
  • Value human life. You can change the course of human history by recognizing your voice and using it.
    • What other ways are you changing the course of human history?
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  1. I know about this guy but I can't bring myself to watch it.  Just thinking about it pisses me off :(  ( sorry for the negativity there )

  2. Here's a nice piece written by the Invisible Children's founders in response to the criticisms around KONY 2012.  It's really well written and explains a lot that is not covered in the now super famous video:

  3. Thanks for spreading the word about Kony...I've written a post about it, too. I've also seen his name come up in the news in the last day so word is getting out...

  4. Over the last couple of days I've been seeing this video everywhere and finally watched it. We need to spread the word like your doing. Great post!


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