Invisible Children, the non-profit organization that aims to educate the world about the longest-running armed conflict in Africa, is back in the news after their new documentary film about Joseph Kony has gone viral. While many people are just learning about this organization, Invisible Children is no stranger to NFTY –We have hosted them at NFTY Convention and regional events over the last year.
Today, Noah Fitzgerel, a teen from NFTY Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR), wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about the need for the world’s youth to be involved in bringing Joseph Kony to justice. Here is an excerpt from Noah’s story:
“This video tells the story of Joseph Kony, the leader of the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army, who has managed to systematically terrorize and manipulate central Africans in order to stay in power for 26 years. He still remains at large.
But I was also heartened. For the narrator of the video was none other than Jason Russell, the co-founder of Invisible Children, an organization that strives to enlighten youth around the world about the atrocities that Joseph Kony and the goons of his Lord’s Resistance Army commit every day. I had learned of this wonderful organization last year at a NFTY-MAR (North American Federation of Temple Youth – Mid-Atlantic Region) event, and was proud then to see the work of fellow youth advocating for issues that were near to the heart.”
Take a moment to watch Invisible Children’s presentation to NFTY convention, above. You can also view their new documentary film.