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KONY 2012: LESSONS FOR CONGO
Our Program Manager Bukeni Waruzi will take part in this panel discussion which is part of the Congo In Harlem series hosted by the Maysles Institute.
Date and Time:
Friday, October 12, 2012
2 West 64th Street, New York, NY
Admission is free and open to the public
Seating is limited and available on a first come first served basis
In March, Invisible Children's KONY 2012 video took the internet by storm, becoming the most viral video to date and launching LRA leader Joseph Kony into the international spotlight. Although the video rallied millions of supporters, it also drew widespread attacks and provoked a fierce public debate about activism and awareness. How do campaigns like Kony 2012 help or hinder the change they seek to make? Can more "likes" on Facebook affect change on the ground? Is awareness an effective form of activism? This panel will explore the successes and missteps of the Kony 2012 campaign, and its lessons for the global movement for peace in DR Congo.
Moderator: Elliot Ross, Africa is A Country
Milton Allimadi, Publisher and Editor-in Chief, Black Star News; Kate Cronin-Furman, Human Rights Attorney & Blogger, Wronging Rights; Richard Mark Ochaka, Uganda Program Mentor, Invisible Children; Michael Poffenberger, Co-founder & Executive Director, RESOLVE; Laura Seay, Assistant Professor at Morehouse College & Blogger, Texas in Africa; Amanda Taub, Adjunct Professor at Fordham University & Blogger, Wronging Rights; Bukeni Waruzi, Africa & Middle East Program Manager, WITNESS
Panel followed by on-site reception at the Society for Ethical Culture.