To my friends/family, my thoughts about #Kony2012 based on my personal experiences in Uganda. Essentially, I love seeing people engaged with this Kony 2012 movement, and want to ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION in the greater causes, but also at the same time REINFORCE YOUR SPECULATION to think for yourself and ask questions about the broader issues at play.
I went to Uganda in 2010 and met with many organizations all around the country, and my two thoughts to you are:
- Yes, get involved. But not blindly. Be skeptical and don't get caught up in group-think and get all of your information from one source.
- Don't let the passion stop here. Stay engaged and become informed on the greater issues. Not just relief, but also rehabilitation and further development with on-the-ground organizations.