Thursday, March 8, 2012

KONY 2012

Today's post is not going to be about fitness, recipes, or even about me.



Today my post is all about 

and

more importantly this man:



For those of you who do not know what KONY 2012 means or who the Invisible Children are here is the information from www.kony2012.com

Who is Joseph Kony?

Joseph Kony is the world’s worst war criminal. In 1987 he took over leadership of an existing rebel group and renamed it the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
The LRA has earned a reputation for its cruel and brutal tactics. When Joseph Kony found himself running out of fighters, he started abducting children to be soldiers in his army or “wives” for his officers. The LRA is encouraged to rape, mutilate, and kill civilians–often with blunt weapons.
The LRA is no longer active in northern Uganda (where it originated) but it continues its campaign of violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan. In its 26-year history, the LRA has abducted more than 30,000 children and displaced at least 2.1 million people.






This video below was posted on YouTube March 5,2012 and in just THREE days has almost 27 million views. Jason Russell is the director and one of the main people behind this movement.
Please take 30 minutes out of your day and watch, I promise it will spark something inside of you.







You may think you are just ONE person and that helping or not helping will not make a difference, but Jason Russell is ONE person and look at all he has done so far. 




One thing he and I have in common is our drive to NEVER GIVE UP. That is what Just Keep Sweating means, NO MATTER WHAT...JUST KEEP GOING.

He has spent 10 years working to make this issue important, and his hard work is finally being seen and heard.
 If you want to help, join the movement-spread the word-share this post or the video with every.single.person.you.know
Please join us.



"Where we live should not determine if we live."
KONY 2012

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