If you haven't heard of Joseph Kony, you will extremely soon. On April 20th an underground army of child activists - some of them children themselves - will surface to stand up of what's right in the world - the protection and liberation of children terrorized by mutilation, sexual exploitation and death.
Joseph Kony is the world's most wanted international criminal, stealing children from their homes and making them murder their parents, work as prostitutes or mutilate the faces of other children who refuse to become child soldiers within Africa. He's been doing this for almost 30 years. The worst part? There is absolutely no reason for it other than personal power.
Over 30,000 children have been taken from their homes and used in unspeakable ways over the last 26 years and no one has done anything about it. Until now. An army of young people from across the world are funding and fighting for the end to this terror through social media campaigns spreading like wildfire across Youtube, facebook and twitter.
Their campaign is backed by 20 celebrities including Oprah, George Clooney, Angalina Jolie, Lady Gaga and 12 policy makers such as Bill Clinton, George W Bush, and Condoleezza Rice to help spread awareness about this extremely important issue. We only have until the end of 2012 to stop this mad man and help capture him before efforts stop.
Watch these videos to learn more about it:
Kony 2012 Official Video
If you want to get involved in the fight to stop Joseph Kony, visit www.Kony2012.com for more info on what to do, sign the pledge, donate online or get involved in Cover the Night.
My family is on board with this all the way. Our house will be displaying the awareness posters on April 20th. Our children will know that even as babies they were fighting for what's right - protecting those who can't help themselves - hopefully saving lives and bringing peace to children (and their parents) who otherwise would live in terror.
I encourage you to get involved too if this speaks to you. If not, that's ok too, but one can as a minimum appreciate the power of change that's resulted from a few people's ambition to change the world, and use the Internet's social influence to do it.