A phrase, hashtag, and name that has become synonymous with our everyday lives lately it seems.
If you haven’t had the chance to see the video, I hope you’ll watch it.
I know there has been some controversy or shall I say debates going on about the legitimacy of Invisible Children, but I just want to say that my husband and I have been huge supporters of their organization for the last 7 and a half years. They are truly passionate about working with the people in Africa and have done so much in the last 9 years to further their cause.
I think sometimes we forget:
– There are times when we have the best of intentions and it’s taken completely the wrong way. Invisible Children put out a video hoping to spread awareness. In return they have received criticism.
– We sometimes judge before we know the whole story. Often times we are quick to speak negatively about what others are doing when we don’t know all the facts.
With that said…
I’d love for you to Take a Second Look
This is a video made by Invisible Children to answer some of your unanswered questions.
I love that they are spreading awareness about something that has been plaguing the lives of so many families and children in South Africa and in the midst of criticism, they are not staying silent or fighting back…. but giving you the facts.
The facts you need to make your own decision about how you feel about that they are doing?
Thank you, KONY 2012 Supporters from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.
Did you watch it?
I’d love to know how you’re feeling.
So glad you posted this video. I’ve actually known about Invisible Children since 2007, and was saddened to see so many people go after them after the KONY 2012 video went viral.
Heather McCurdy says
I’ve heard about Invisible Children for years as well. A family friend went to Africa to help them out and the cause is really great especially helping those kids. Opened my eyes up to how hard life is there,even to folks who want to make a change. My only beef with them is the salaries they collect … but that’s a different topic 😐
I actually didn’t watch the video (I haven’t had 30 minutes to watch “TV” in WEEKS) but I’ve watched the video go viral and I have to commend them for how they are handling the questions.
Kassi @ Truly Lovely says
Last week was the first time I’d seen that video…. I understand how people can have doubts about what they’re support is really going towards. There have been too many BAD examples of ‘charities’ and ‘organizations’ that spend the money on things they shouldn’t… But I didn’t get that feeling with Invisible Children… My thought is that they’re legit. I shared the video.
Patti Lessels says
Kony knows that they’re after him and he’s hopefully running scared. You have to wonder if the people who are being so negative are really his supporters. I can’t think of any other reason for someone to be critical about what the Invisible Children organization is doing. They’re only trying to HELP for heaven’s sake! And they’re some of the only ones who are!!
Angela @ The Anthony Crew says
It’s sad all the criticism they’ve received but, they seem to be addressing all of it with facts and history. Prior to seeing it I had never heard of Invisible Children and it’s really a great organization. I think the fact that they’ve been over there for years and have established relationships with the people goes a long way. Some organizations step in for a short time and then they disappear. Invisible Children have invested time, money and love that those people.. and I’m sure the people will never forget it.