Last night at 11:20 pm I logged onto my Facebook account – nothing out of the ordinary – except that my News Feed was blanketed with the name KONY. Literally almost every friend that I have on Facebook was talking about “Kony 2012.” Just a few hours before I had never heard of this “Kony” character, but now it seemed to be the only thing people were talking about.

I was intrigued to say the least, so I clicked on a friend’s link to watch the 30 min. video that all my friends had been sharing via Facebook, Twitter, etc. At first I was hesitant to watch the entire half-hour clip (it was a school night after all) but once I started I couldn’t stop.

Universities are sites of innovation, communication, and revolution. The future change-makers of society are born and bred in universities, and Brock is no exception. Over the years Brock students have participated in various political campaigns, including the recent “Occupy” protests.

That being said, last night I became apart of something big – and you can too! No matter what your political beliefs are, the Kony 2012 movement belongs to everybody – especially us young people.

Intrigued? Watch the video and act now!!!


Note: The Kony 2012 campaign has been criticized by some for its allocation of funds (spending too much money on media/staff) and its simplistic depiction of the complex events happening in Central Africa. So as always, do your research before you take (or don’t take) action!


About Emma

Hey everyone! My name is Emma and I’m in my sixth year here at Brock University. I've graduated from the Concurrent Education program, majoring in English and minoring in Dramatic Arts, and am now going into my Master's in English. I’m also an alumni of the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society, which allowed me to participate in many awesome events around campus during my undergraduate degree, such as the Flora Broley Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament for Alzheimer’s. Please browse my blogs and feel free to post any questions or comments you may have!

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