Students have the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC during the election month. November is an action-packed month for the US beginning with the presidential election and the peak of the Kony 2012 experiment.
The activist group Invisible Children is once again dominating YouTube and social media sites with their latest event, Move: DC.
“On November 17 we are heading to Washington, DC, USA, to hold world leaders accountable to their commitments to end LRA violence. Now is the time to act. To MOVE. To prove that where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live,” said Invisible Children.
It’s going to take 283 Michigan residents, along with thousands of other residents from other states and even people from around the world to surround the White House.
All participants must register to reserve a ticket. The ticket is free and easy to get. Go to invisiblechildren.com and click on the tab “Movement.”
There are three parts to the event. Part one is called Global Summit on the LRA. At 9 a.m. on November 17, leaders from the conflict area and from global institutions will be represented on stage in the Convention Center.
These leaders will have to answer your questions. These leaders have the power to stop Kony, the worst criminal in the world. During this event they will tell you how they plan on doing so.
Part two is called March on DC. on Saturday afternoon the climax of the event will occur as thousands of people from all across the country will surround the White House.
Everyone will be wearing red Kony 2012 shirts and show the new U.S president and leaders around the world that supporters are committed to seeing an end to LRA atrocities and promise to hold them accountable to their promises.
Part three is the after party of the event. Anyone that has watched the viral videos filmed by Invisible Children has seen the fun side the activist group. Lights, music and incredible people will all be a part of this once in a lifetime event.
In true Invisible Children style the night will end with a massive dance party back at the convention center to celebrate the global community. The last part of the event begins at 7 p.m. and will go until 11 p.m. It is an event that no one will want to miss.
All ages are welcome to attend these events. Those under 14 must be registered and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Those under 18 must have consent from a parent or guardian.
Things to bring include a printed ticket, a Kony 2012 shirt and picture ID and money for food and transportation. The ticket can be printed after registration and should have a barcode and name of the registered person on it.
Along with the ticket with the attendee’s name on it, picture ID should be brought as well. The picture identification will prove that a certain number of residents from each state attended.
To add to the effect of the event, each participant will be wearing the famous red Kony 2012 shirts. People can buy these shirts on the website for $20 or they can choose to make their own.
If students have any questions about the events, all questions can be answered on the website or e-mails with questions will be accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shannon Frink is the representative for the Monroe region for the event. Opportunities to travel cheaply are available if students reach Shannon. She can be found on Facebook (Shannon Frink IC).