iOS app Android app

Invisible Children Kony

Kony's Surrender, The Hunger Games, Social Justice and Your Teen

Allena Tapia | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Allena Tapia

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.

I Am Big

Erica Shay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Erica Shay

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?

An Open (Love) Letter to MIA

Alex Naser-Hall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alex Naser-Hall

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.

Kristen Bell Offering Up Date For Charity

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact

After the “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign proved to be a smash hit, Kristen Bell has returned for a repeat charity performance. The sloth...

WATCH: 'Kony 2012' Director Jason Russell Addresses His Public Breakdown

Posted 10.23.2012 | OWN

Days after the release of the Invisible Children documentary Kony 2012, creator Jason Russell was captured on tape in San Diego walking down the stree...

A Better Story About Faith, Science And Invisible Children

Victor Udoewa | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Invisible Children's faith, infused with prophetic imagination, not only causes the organization to live towards a different story, but has clearly invited others to join in living just such a better story.

Invisible Children and the Carter Center Model

Victor Udoewa | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Victor Udoewa

We sometimes forget that we can support a person or a group and synchronously criticize certain actions, thoughts, or words. I support Invisible Children and simultaneously feel free to criticize certain tactics, campaigns, or actions.

Finally, a Way Forward for Social Media and Social Justice

Turnstyle | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Turnstyle

Social media is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for social justice advocates through its capability to help shape the national discourse surrounding issues, as two recent examples from two very different spheres of the web prove.

Invisible Children: Screaming 'Monster!' While Hanging Out With Bigfoot

Wayne Besen | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Wayne Besen

To restore its waning credibility, Invisible Children should immediately cut ties with the dictator and the corrupted Fellowship. As long as Invisible Children is linked to human rights violators, its claims to be humanitarian will be suspect.

Casting My Lot

Hayden Bixby | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Hayden Bixby

Not for the first time since I got involved with Cura Orphanage, I wonder whether critics like those who chastise and even mock IC's efforts would say similar things about my work, were it more bold, more public.

Jason Russell: Role Model

Evan Shapiro | Posted 05.22.2012 | Media
Evan Shapiro

No one asked Jason Russell to get in front of the camera. That was his choice. In casting himself as a role model, Russell asked kids around the world to believe -- not just in his cause, but in him.

The Power of Youth: How Invisible Children Orchestrated Kony 2012

danah boyd | Posted 05.14.2012 | Media
danah boyd

I can't help but wonder... with the rise of attention philanthropy, are we going to see a new type of attention colonialism?

To Kony or Not to Kony 2012? Now It's Your Problem

Misha Lyuve | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Misha Lyuve

Not everything will be aligned with your vision, but there is always an opportunity. Don't be just a critic -- offer alternatives. Don't be paralyzed by contradictory opinions -- find what works.

From Caring to Doing: The Responsibility of Experts for #StopKony

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Right now there are potentially hundreds of millions of youth interested in Uganda and hungry for guidance. Experts must positively engage this expanding global dialogue and to teach the conversation upwards.

What Invisible Children's Kony 2012 Shares With Obama's 2008 Social Media Election Campaign -- and What it Does Not

Daniella Boston | Posted 05.13.2012 | World
Daniella Boston

If the aim, as Invisible Children purports, is ending armed conflict, then the "capture Kony" route is at best of limited effectiveness -- more likely still it is a myopic policy with a plethora of unintended consequences.

What's Wrong With the Kony Firestorm? Maybe Not What You Think

Paul Shoemaker | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Paul Shoemaker

Invisible Children has been criticized for not spending enough money on programs. But Invisible Children is an advocacy organization. They spend money on media -- not direct aid -- because that's their strategy.

Kony 2012: Fake Advocacy?

The State Press | Posted 05.13.2012 | College
The State Press

As Americans, we feel some responsibility in solving this problem that doesn't occur within our borders. Are we feeling remorseful for the economic inequity that we solidified for Africa?

WATCH: Is This Young Ugandan A Voice Of Reason In The Kony 2012 Debate?

Posted 03.13.2012 | Black Voices

With the release of a new Web film by the activist filmmakers behind last week's "Kony 2012" video -- a 30-minute documentary about the murderous Afri...

The Nonprofit Campaign That Dominated Super Tuesday Social Media

Pat Walsh | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Pat Walsh

A charitable campaign focusing on the atrocities of a third-world warlord was able to so comprehensively take over social media on one of the most critical days in the country's political calendar.

Kony 2012 Shows The Power Of Youth And Social Media

Iman Baghai | Posted 05.12.2012 | Teen
Iman Baghai

Youth -- with the help of social media -- can grab everyone's attention. If united, teens have the potential to select the major issues facing our society.

Kony 2012, Awareness, and THARCE-Gulu

Eliza Dushku | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Eliza Dushku

This heightened awareness of the 26-year trail of wreckage left by Kony is a good thing. And now, more than ever before, countless people are asking how to help the victims and not only how to help catch Kony.

Kony 2012 Video: Money for Nothing

Chase Harrison | Posted 05.09.2012 | Teen
Chase Harrison

If the U.S. wants deliver democracy and help the impoverished masses, we must stop the techniques employed in Kony 2012, and the concept of giving aid rather than providing economic structure.