Co-Presented by The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), NY Metro Branch and the New York Society for Ethical Culture
Full audio podcast of the event is available here.
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NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE
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. Panel followed by reception with refreshments.
KONY 2012: LESSONS FOR CONGO Panel Discussion
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, Morehouse College & Blogger, Texas in Africa
Amanda Taub, Adjunct Professor, Fordham University & Blogger , Wronging Rights
Bukeni Waruzi, Africa & Middle East Program Manager, WITNESS