Day of Action?

In a previous post, a few numbers and statistics were identified to help the general public understand just exactly what Kony 2012, and the group Invisible Children, were all about. While not defining the group, these numbers and accounts helped to educate and inform. The intent was for the general public to understand a little more about what they were donating for, what the cause actually was and the percentage of the money they gave that would actually benefit the cause.

Another informative decision that should be considered is donating time towards a movement. Before embarking on a ‘day of action’ consider what the action represents, for not only the group, but for yourself. Consider questioning the motives and identify both sides of the story. This should contribute towards a better understanding.

The “Cover the Night” event, simply put, is to help put Kony ‘on the map’. Critics engage that the event is nothing more than propaganda for commercial success. In either case: BEFORE YOU SUPPORT, EDUCATE.

 

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2 thoughts on “Day of Action?

  1. thestoreysonline

    “Another informative decision that should be considered is donating time towards a movement. Before embarking on a ‘day of action’ consider what the action represents, for not only the group, but for yourself. Consider questioning the motives and identify both sides of the story. This should contribute towards a better understanding.”

    I completely agree. But if Invisible Children and its supporters bring justice to Kony with their actions, then they have succeeded in their goal, and I am happy for them.

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  2. Shay M Post author

    I believe the cost of the goal is something that should be measured. Part of their goal was to ‘make Kony famous’–which they accomplished. Personally, I do not see anything wrong with this goal or the accomplishment. Their next goal, however, is something that should be noticed. They want to ‘operate programs’ to stop the LRA. This can mean war–something that should be thought about twice before joining a viral operation. I just don’t know if war is the answer (the cost of war, both in blood and money, would cripple the region).

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