Kony 2012 – Jason Russel Video Goes Viral

If you own social media accounts and have checked your timeline recently, you might have seen the buzz about “Kony 2012” and if you’re wondering what is that? The name Jason Russel has your answer.

Last night the “Kony 2012” produced by Invisible Children went viral and I watched as the power of social media unfolded about an idea.  Filmmaker Jason Russel has been has been working for serveral years in central Africa to stop the rebel army and their leader Joseph Kony.  In this 27 minute video he explains more in-depth his misson; speaking to lawmakers, congress, community members, and people like yourself all over the world.

Watch here:

Russel’s new idea to stop Kony and give these innocent children their freedom was to take to SOCIAL MEDIA.  In my opinion, this media tool is the most powerful form to bring an idea together and make people aware.  Immediately after watching the video I was inspired to help out in any way that I can.  Just by tweeting #StopKony and #MakeKonyFamous we are showing awareness of this issue.  I’ll be honest to say I never heard of Joseph Kony, however I am very familiar and saddened by the rebel army and war that uses innocent children to kill and fight in Africa. So whether you have no idea what’s going on in Africa or can’t figure out a way to take action, Jason Russel has made that possible for you.

 

Here’s how you can do your part to help:

Donate to Invisible Children: https://www.stayclassy.org/checkout/donation?eid=14711
Purchase KONY 2012 products: http://invisiblechildrenstore.myshopify.com/
Sign the Pledge: http://www.causes.com/causes/227-invisible-children

Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda

There has been a big uproar about the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009” recently that they are trying to prosecute Ugandans for practicing Homesexuality. Life imprisonment and death are said to be the consequences for being gay.  The likelyhood of this bill being passed after the 2011 Elections is at a high stake.

According to the Huffington Post nearly 95% of the population of Uganda are religious leaving me to believe that homosexuality is not of acceptance.   After reading many articles on the gay rights in Uganda my heart becomes weak to know that in worst cases homosexuality is not accepted worldwide.  In America, people are ridiculed, beaten, and stunned from their life everyday but to have a bill passed that will prosecute people because of their sexual orientation is very unmoral.

“One example of continuing discrimination came from Uganda, where President Yoweri Museveni order­ed the Criminal Investigation Department to locate and arrest homosexuals in that nation.”

As an heterosexual/straight woman I do not know if I could relate to anyone that is gay, lesbian, or transgender, but I know that when it comes to Human Rights, Homosexuality, should be a right that is given to you and you should not have to fight for something about yourself that you have no control over.

Say a Prayer for Uganda.