Six years ago, my roommate and I spent the night on our college campus, under the stars and in sleeping bags. We were joined by a dozen or so students, as a silent protest to the horrible injustice taking place in Uganda. It was called the “Global Night Commute.” I remember an awareness t-shirt that we’d all bought for the event. It was green, but I’ve lost it since. I remember it all so vividly because we got too cold and left early. My heart broke for these kids across the world, and I couldn’t even last a night outside. I had their sweet faces plastered on my computer and on my walls, but I had no idea what to do or how to do it.
Over the years, I’ve followed along at a distance, via email/phone updates from the Invisible Children organization. It is very apparent that this year will be the year. My goal is to visit Africa at some point, and I’m thankful to have friends with connections who might be able to make that dream a reality. A lot of you have probably already been or have stayed much more updated on the various conflicts than I. But for now, I will do my part to spread awareness. This video is sure to go viral in the next few days, and chances are you’ve already seen it. If not, take a few minutes. Buy a kit. Get angry. Get determined.
KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.