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The Streets of Kampala Are Silent With Apathy
Impact Investment Professional and Attorney
The #KONY2012 movement is welcomed for the attention it has brought to Uganda, but in reality the man and his actions are symptoms of much broader problems that must be addressed to prevent future Joseph Konys.
Leadership Lessons from KONY 2012 Creator's Meltdown
Founder and President, Stoked
At any point, anyone with a social mission can lose it. You live and breathe your work. It's so personal to you. Meltdowns like Russell's can happen whenever you have a mission much bigger than yourself.
Our Response to Jason Russell Should Not Be That Complex
Follower of the Way, Humanitarian, Pastor, Activist
Imagine for a second your worst day or your worst decision -- and having that magnified a million times. A Google search for "Jason Russell arrest" (which was not an actual arrest because charges weren't made) conjured up 121 million results on Google. Imagine that with your name.
Don't Dismiss 'Slacktivists' -- Give Them The Tools To Do More
Director, GALEWiLL Center
When Kony Met Daisey
Director, Foreign Policy In Focus and Editor, LobeLog; Author ...
The journalist and the dramatist must navigate between the siren call of story and the rocky shoals of truth. Both Jason Russell and Mike Daisey wrecked their ships. We should judge them not simply by their navigational skills, or lack thereof, but also the things they carried.
-- Why the Backlash Matters
Director, Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance at USAID
As a result of the inadvertent harm caused by well-meaning but misguided advocacy and the offense caused by turning the Kony crisis into a marketing pitch, humanitarian advocates must hold themselves to a higher standard.
"KONY 2012": Why It's Time to Put the 'Rescue' Story to Bed
President and CEO, Breakthrough
How do we make the crucial distinction between swooping in as saviors and standing in solidarity? We start by telling the truth.
To Kony or Not to Kony 2012? Now It's Your Problem
Wall Street management consultant and artist: www.AREWEREADY.org
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.
What's Wrong With the Kony Firestorm? Maybe Not What You Think
Executive Connector, Social Venture Partners Seattle
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.
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Video Targeting Ugandan Guerilla Leader Goes Viral
WATCH: Grisly Murder, Rape, Abduction Highlighted In Viral Video
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