kony 2012

Kony 2012 Filmmaker Will Take Months to Recover, Will the Movement Survive?

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Last week, Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell was detained by San Diego police and taken to a local hospital following a lewd incident in which Russell was seen naked and running around the streets. After initial reports claimed he was drunk, the charity and his...

Taking a Page from Kony 2012, 3 Ways You Can Help Get Justice for Trayvon Martin

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Over the weekend, I began to feel incredibly sad and hopeless about the case of Trayvon Martin’s murder. Although the facts seem extremely cut and dry, the fact that Trayvon’s killer, 28-year-old George Zimmerman, still remains free, not having even been arrested, made me angry....

Wait, What? Kony 2012 Filmmaker Detained For Public Masturbation and Drunkeness

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After being the talk of  the internet last week for his film and charity Invisible Children, Jason Russell is once again garnering  headlines. Only this time, it’s not for shining a spotlight on a war criminal. According to the San Diego Police Department, Russell was detained...

Invisible Children Releases New Vid to Answer Kony 2012 Critics, What Do You Think?

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Last week, the charity Invisible Children caused an immediate viral sensation when it released its documentary Invisible Children, which took aim at indicted war criminal Joseph Kony. Although many were compelled to share, donate, and get involved with Invisible Children’s cause, others (including myself) was very critical...

Think Before You Retweet: Reflections on Kony 2012 & the Power of Social Media

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On Monday, the documentary Invisible Children exploded the Internet and got everyone talking. Since its debut, over 40 million people have seen the film, and unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve seen a tweet, Facebook status, or news report about it....

Is the KONY 2012 Viral Vid Another Case of White Savior Syndrome?

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By now you’ve probably seen the Kony 2012 video circulating the social networks. We posted it this morning, and I’ve seen tweets and Facebook posts about the film throughout my timeline. Celebs have jumped on the bandwagon and in just days, the video has already reached...