Tagged Kony 2012

Film, Awareness, and Tangible Change

By: Virginia McNally How do we accurately tell the story of the challenges facing the developing world? How do we go beyond raising awareness to actually making a difference? As Lauren Anderson suggested in her discussion of the Kony 2012 phenomenon, the digital age has created a new set of opportunities and challenges for organizations…

“Kony 2012″ and “Pop Activism” in the Digital Age

By: Lauren Anderson Since going viral a couple of weeks ago, the Kony 2012 film campaign has sparked an unprecedented measure of support and controversy. Produced by Invisible Children, a non-profit organization founded in 2004, the film profiles Joseph Kony, the infamous leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Central Africa, and advocates for…

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