Last Thursday night, I had the privilege of attending an Invisible Children event hosted by Apolis in the Arts District of Downtown LA. They showed the film Kony 2012, which went viral last month and has had millions of views and has stirred up some criticism as well. I had seen the film before and found it moving, but what made it more real and personal was they had an escaped LRA survivor, Gabriel, who was there to tell his story. He was a few days away from turning 20 and this was his first time in America (He said he loved it so far and especially loved eating Cheeseburgers). Hearing his story and then talking to him after, was an incredible and touching experience. It was just another reminder of how blessed I am and that I should not take it for granted.
|These bags were made by women who had been raped or forced into prostitution|
by the LRA. Each bag has the woman's name who made it and her thumb print.
|Everyone sat to watch the Kony 2012 video.|
|After the video, Gabriel shared his experience.|