I just got the follow up film to the original video we watched in September. I'm excited to watch it with you guys. I hear there is some cools stuff about schools and communities, inspired by the film, take positive action in their communities.
I asked my students to make a post over the break expressing their plans and ideas regarding the Invisible Children organization's KONY2012 campaign. Not a single person made a post. Hmmm. I suppose I'll take that silence to mean there isn't enough commitment to even discuss an important humanitarian issue. That means there certainly isn't enough commitment to take real and lasting action. But if that were not enough to give me serious doubts about involvement in this movement, the actions of Jason Russel force me to make the unfortunate decision that the school, my classes and I will not participate. Read here. http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/jason-russell-san-diego-invisible-children-kony-2012-142970255.html
Too bad really, I was pretty pumped about students coming together for a great cause and making their voices heard in places that matter. That's life I guess! The really sad part is that the exploitation of children that has been going on in Uganda and South Sudan will continue without action from the rest of the world or even awareness on the part of moral and caring people.