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  • Taking Action, An exclusive with one of the Co-Founders from “Invisible Children”

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 16, 2012 | 9:18 am

    There are those times when we arrive at a crossroad in our lives when a particular place with a set of circumstances all point to a moment that we can decide to use our actions to set a course that has the power to make a difference beyond our wildest imagination.  When film student,...

  • ‘KONY 2012: Part II—Beyond Famous’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 5, 2012 | 4:31 pm

    In the sequel to last month’s viral sensation, Invisible Children addresses the criticisms of “KONY 2012” and explains the mission behind the campaign and what supporters can do now that everyone knows the name Joseph Kony:

    KONY 2012: Part II—Beyond Famous offers a closer look at...

  • ‘Kony’ filmmaker Jason Russell’s descent into mental illness

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 22, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    Two weeks ago, filmmaker Jason Russell was on top of the world. The author of the explosive “Kony 2012” video, a call to action against Ugandan war lord Joseph Kony, saw his grassroots passion project go viral on the Internet and become an international sensation. In a matter of...

  • Two rabbis join George Clooney in protest of Sudanese government

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 15, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    In the ceaseless work of repairing the world, George Clooney will rub shoulders with two activist rabbis, who will join him tomorrow at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington to protest the Sudanese government’s blockade of food and humanitarian aid to endangered citizens.

    The actor has...

  • The Other Side of ‘Kony 2012’

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 14, 2012 | 5:54 pm

    I wrote a column this week about my sense that ‘Kony 2012’—which has kids all excited about getting engaged—should redirect our thoughts to programs we know are more reliable and doing work in Africa that we can become involved with beyond just Tweeting. Organizations like Jewish...

  • Beyond 'Kony 2012'

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 14, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    A week ago last Monday, my daughter brought her laptop to the dinner table and insisted, “We have to watch this.” This never happens in our house. We don’t watch TV at dinner, nor does my very independent 16-year-old tend to share. But her urgency was palpable, so we let her...