Wednesday, March 7, 2012

pass it on

i thought about writing this whole melodramatic post about today being the 1-year anniversary of having my heart broken but i decided against it. i don't wanna wallow in self-pity today. especially when there is such a bigger world out there with hearts being broken every day in the most unjust of ways. i'm not minimizing my pain. it's very real for me and the feelings i have today are valid and i'd be justified in writing about it. i'm just choosing not to.

so today i want to bring your attention to a major injustice happening in the world today. specifically in central africa. if you've been around here long enough you know that africa holds a special place in my heart because of the time i have spent there with some really incredible people.

sadly, many people still don't know about a man named joseph kony who has been committing crimes against humanity (including over 30,000 children) there over the last 20 years. his use of force to turn children into soldiers and girls into sex slaves is outright awful... disgusting... cruel... there aren't words strong enough to describe it. HE MUST BE STOPPED.

an organization here in the states called invisible children is fighting to raise awareness of this issue so that he can be caught and stopped once and for all. please take 30 minutes of your time to watch this video. and then pass it on. tweet about it. blog about it. email your friends. we have the power to use social media like never before to get the message out to the world so this can END.


grace and peace,

ps- a huge huge shout-out to my little brother who works for invisible children and who did a lot of the graphic design work for this campaign. i am so incredibly proud to see him using his gifts for the greater good of humanity. absolutely incredible!


Hailey @ Me and My Boys said...

Several of my friends have already posted this on FB. This guy has GOT to be stopped.

ps. missed you on twitter. ;)

Erin said...

Good for you for now wallowing. I can't say I'd be as strong. Happy Wednesday, Susan. Hope you find some joy in the day :)

Meg G said...

Thank you so much for sharing this - I'm embarrassed to say I had NO idea! I shared on Facebook so I'm praying that helps get the word spread about this evil, disgusting monster.

Unknown said...

thank you for posting this!