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5 Ways You Can Help #BringBackOurGirls

Posted May 3, 2014 By Elisa
#BringBackOurGirls By Average Advocate

There has been a social media storm about the two-hundred or so girls of varying ethnic and religious backgrounds, mostly ages 16-18, who were kidnapped last week from boarding school in Nigeria. Some are supposedly being sold as child brides in Cameroon for $12. The Nigerian government hasn’t done a great job getting the story out […]

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Happy Fourth of July! I was watching a ridiculous School House Rock movie with my kids earlier today, with a nifty song about fireworks and why we celebrate today. You know, like the end of tyranny, having human rights, and the ability to make a life for oneself and one’s family. Sometimes I am not […]

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What is KONY 2012 again? Did you see the viral video by INVISIBLE CHILDREN a month or so ago? Many of us did. Over a hundred million of us did. A lot of people who watched this video had never heard of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) before, let alone the horrifying brand of slavery […]

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Revolution: The Hunger Games

Posted April 1, 2012 By Elisa

The Hunger Games Have you ever been to an opening night movie? I’ve been floating through life, a virgin to this experience until the Hunger Games came out a week ago.  I had some qualms; I love to sleep and am paranoid when afraid I won’t get enough rest. I didn’t want to be forever […]

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Thanks to George Clooney and Enough Project, another situation in Africa (besides Joseph Kony) is being highlighted. Actually, it probably wouldn’t be getting attention, except Clooney and some others got themselves arrested, protesting outside of the Sudanese Embassy. Way to get attention, Mr. Celebrity. You all remember Sudan’s Darfur, right? You know, there were a […]

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On Wednesday morning I woke up to a world which was talking about Joseph Kony. My husband and I sat there, refreshing the Invisible Children’s Facebook page to see the number of likes go up by the second. I am always bitter that stupid things trend on twitter like #thingsnottodoaftereatingtacos or names of obscure celebrates […]

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The Documentary on Poverty: Step #1 is to get to it Have you ever been in a tornado warning zone? I didn’t experience this much until I moved to the East Coast. The last time I was in a tornado warning I had assumed sirens would go off if there was a problem. After all, […]

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Documentaries: Growing Our Awareness in 2011

Posted October 7, 2011 By Elisa

There are some GREAT documentaries and movies being played all around the United States- RIGHT NOW! These give a better understanding on what is going on in the world around us. I haven’t seen all of these, yet, but as I get reviews on them I will post them. Don’t miss out on them- check […]

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Movie Review: Machine Gun Preacher

Posted September 27, 2011 By Elisa

This guest post was written by a friend of mine, Amy, who is one of the main bloggers and founders of a great young adult book review site, The Reading Teen and its partner website, Parental Book Reviews. Besides reading and writing, Amy has some other great skills too. Mainly, that she can make an […]

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