Thursday, March 8, 2012

KONY 2012

While I absolutely love nail polish, fashion, and cosmetics, this blog is my outlet for what I do in real life.  I have mentioned once or twice on that I'm currently completing my Masters in International Policy and that I work in nonprofit.  My passion is truly humanitarian and philanthropic work and so I felt that while this blog is primarily for the fun and light, it can also serve as a platform for more important issues that we as Americans or residents of the developed world tend to ignore or are not aware of.  

I would ask that all my readers take 30 minutes to watch this video.  It is a powerful reminder about the world we live in and the power we have to change it.


6 comments :

  1. I saw this mentioned on the Today show this morning and am glad to see it being shared. It's a powerful message that needs to be spread. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. I've been reading about Kony and the horrible things he's done. Thanks for sharing. 

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing this Amanda!  I had no idea about this.

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  4. Thanks for this Amanda!
    I also did a post about it on my blog :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. As much I agree with raising awareness about bad things in the world that are going on, I always do a little research about things before I share them. yes, Kony is a bad person but the video is a little manipulative and not 100% truthfull. charity is not really the one you should be giving your money to. No more than 31% of the money people donate go to helping and their finances are not transparent. I'd rather give my money to a charity who is transparent and spend majority of donations on helping people.

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  6. Thank you for your thoughts. In response to your comment, I take a offense to the insinuation that I did not do my research. While I respect your opinion on the matter, I am in no way promoting this charity or asking anyone to donate. In fact, I instead mention the fact that as individuals we have a the ability to change things. Kony is not a good man and the fact that child abductions occur happens not just in Uganda, but in many places across Africa. It's a sad fact that the developed world has been blinded to the plight of many Africans and this crime. If this post in any way encourages some one to become more aware of the world around them, then I believe I was successful in sharing. If someone chooses to donate to this charity, then so be it. I would ask that before assuming that I did not do my research, that you please take the time to read my post or begin a dialogue off-line. Again, I do appreciate that you took the time to comment on this post about an issue that has quickly become media fodder.

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