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KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and se...

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Comment by Samantha Morra on March 11, 2012 at 11:53am

Just adding this response from UNICEF to the conversation:

Comment by Leanna K Johnson on March 10, 2012 at 8:20pm

We've used this video to explore the strong impact of social media. Having students realize through empowerment what all of them have at their fingertips is an important lesson in itself.

Comment by Samantha Morra on March 10, 2012 at 4:55pm

My students are all upset about KONY2012 and want to do something. I have been trying to learn more about it. Trying to to decide is it a lesson in global empathy or media literacy or both.

Some articles I found:

Kony’s Victims and the Kony 2012 Video

VIEWPOINT: A Partial Defense Of Invisible Children’s Kony2012 Campaign

"So, instead of continuing to debate the strengths and weakness of the Kony2012 video, or attack Invisible Children for their lack of financial transparency, let’s figure out how to turn this momentum into a constructive opportunity that can result in smart policies that will have a positive, real-time impact in the affected areas of central Africa. Let’s harness this energy and turn it into something productive that ensures we’re telling the right stories, inspiring well-informed advocacy, and working together across governments, academia, grassroots activists, and local populations to help bring this chapter of the LRA — and the impact in affected areas — to a close."

Comment by Paula Naugle on March 10, 2012 at 12:05pm

This is why social media is so powerful. Thank you for helping make Joseph Kony famous. Let's get it done and help make the world a better place. 


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