No, social media won't return the girls. But it got my attention and probably yours. It's been said by the demonstrators what is needed is a renewed campaign to once again gain mindshare of a distracted world.
I urge everyone, especially young people, to find a cause they believe in or volunteer in your community. It truly does make a difference, not just in the lives of those you are helping but also for yourself. You might discover something you may have never known about yourself. I certainly did.
Shopping for a cause has become a trend driving American consumers' purchases in recent years. From Tom's to Warby Parker, which both utilize a one-f...
If Kony had his way, the world would forget he ever existed. But instead, we should take a lesson from 2005, when the international community finally began to take Kony and his LRA rebellion seriously.
Here are five things to consider as we discuss this latest insertion of US military personnel, money, and weaponry into, potentially, another Mideast quagmire -- this one being pitched as the "good" or "justified" Iraq War.
Since our first visit Adam has become one of our heroes and is arguably one of the most knowledgeable individuals regarding the Lord's Resistance Army conflict in Central Africa Republic.
Community was once a place of action linked to emotion -- a powerful hub and spoke of social change. Nowadays anyone on a compiled data file can be considered to be part of a community. How the mighty have fallen.
Last week the Ugandan military revealed that they think there is a "high possibility" that Lord's Resistance Army officer Okot Odhiambo died in December of 2013 from wounds suffered during a clash between LRA forces and Ugandan troops.
Forest Whitaker takes her calls. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe so epitomizes the strength of simplicity, the Oscar winning star of Last King of Scotland-- ...
The surrender process for Joseph Kony's captors is a tricky one. In some areas of central Africa, the practices or even identity of the LRA is unknown. LRA fighters or captors will try to defect.
All their outrage seems to be focused on the national and racial identities of the powerful men accused -- and none focused on the hideous crimes these men are accused of committing against powerless victims. Why aren't we hearing more voices in support of the African victims of these atrocities?
As a mother and social justice writer, I struggle daily with the balance of wanting to provide my children a healthy cocoon with minimal discomfort, while also preparing them to take on the injustices of the world -- a role I expect them to step up into someday.
As I returned home from visiting these young women, I was determined never to forget their beautiful faces, their tragic stories. And yet, as I stand in line for the door-buster special at my local big box store on Black Friday, it's easy for me to be carried away by the excitement of the season, to let my holiday gift list get in the way of remembering these extraordinary girls.
That day, I learned something about myself that would change my life forever. How had I been skipping school, sleeping in and not doing my homework on the same day that other kids were walking seven, or 10 miles to school?
You think it's messed up that people can't tell their own story -- that people have to have someone come in and package, market, and produce their story for the world to take it seriously. We think it's messed up, too.
Social media made Joseph Kony famous, but our devoted lobbying and advocacy efforts rallied our powerful leaders around bringing this war criminal to justice.