Summer Movies To Awaken Activism

Summer Movies to Create Awareness In Your Life Every once in awhile I throw one of these posts out there–keeping you informed about recent new documentaries you might want to check out. It isn’t like these are the “things” as there are hundreds of short documentaries I want to watch. But these were the ones…

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Action Idea: Pass This Stand-Alone Sex Trafficking Law

Today, with the Kids are Not For Sale Coalition, supporters all over Virginia are hoping to spread the word loud and clear: LET’S FINALLY PASS THIS! THERE ISN’T A STAND-ALONE SEX TRAFFICKING LAW IN VIRGINIA BUT WE NEED ONE!   Okay, be honest. Did you know that?   A few years back before our organization became NOVA…

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5 Ways You Can Help #BringBackOurGirls

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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Action: Cover the Night to End Slavery (KONY 2012 Pt. 2)

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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A Current Event: The Movie Star, the Nuba Mountains, and a Genocide

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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For the Love of Controversy: The Kony 2012 Campaign

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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