wherever you may be…
there’s an incredible organisation called invisible children that is making a difference in one of the worst atrocities our era has ever seen…and one of the least publicised. in fact…until i saw a presentation of their most recent video…i basically hadn’t even heard of it. (of course, i try to stay away from the news at least 4 days of the week.)
quick recap: a bad dude in northern uganda named joseph kony started kidnapping children and forcing them to serve in his army…these kids were made to kill or be killed. it didn’t matter who got in joseph kony’s way…family members, tribesmen…no biggie. children orphaned by the war were forced to walk into their city centers and sleep overnight to protect themselves from the same fate as many of their friends or relatives.
invisible children is doing their best to draw attention to this and get ppl with power on board to effect change.
this april 25, there is going to be a national event called “the rescue”. it will be in cities across the world…people will “get kidnapped” and walk to their city centers and sleep overnight in solidarity with the children of northern uganda.
one thing that really struck me about invisible children was the fun and effective way they use multi-media to further the message. i was blown away by this video they made of one of their past national events.
anyway, if you’re interested in offering your services to document the event, please email me gwyn[at]gwynethcolleen[dot]com. if you’re in the boston area, apparently i am coordinating this (that’s what i get for volunteering, huh?!), and if you’re elsewhere in the country, i’ll find out the right name to pass your information along to. there are hundreds and thousands of ppl across the country right now working tirelessly to make sure this makes an impact. they’re talking to local and state politicians, news crews, soliciting donations, etc, etc…it’s worthwhile, and only 1 night of your time! (and if you’re not a photographer, consider simply attending. every person there makes the collective voice louder! click here to see if there’s an event in your city.)