Co-Presented by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILFP) and Congo in Harlem 4
In March, Invisible Children's KONY 2012 video took the internet by storm, becoming the most viral video to date and launching LRA leader Joseph Kony into the international spotlight. Although the video rallied millions of supporters, it also drew widespread attacks and provoked a fierce public debate about activism and awareness. Our panel of distinguished speakers will explore the implications this campaign has on policy in DR Congo.
Moderator: Elliot Ross, “Africa is A Country” blog
Panelists: • Milton Allimadi, Publisher and Editor-in Chief, Black Star News • Kate Cronin-Furman, Human Rights Attorney, “Wronging Rights” blog • Richard Mark Ochaka, Uganda Program Mentor, Invisible Children • Michael Poffenberger, Co-founder & Executive Director, RESOLVE • Laura Seay, Assistant Professor, Morehouse College, “Texas in Africa” blog • Amanda Taub, Adjunct Professor, Fordham University, “Wronging Rights” blog •Bukeni Waruzi, Africa & Middle East Program Manager, WITNESS
Visit www.nysec.org or call 212.874.5210 x118 for more information. Panel discussion followed by reception.
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