Photo: Invisible Children, Inc.
Jason Russell, Bobby Bailey and Laren Poole, the young men behind the nonprofit group Invisible Children, have been rallying supporters to help Ugandans. Their documentary has shed light on the bloody, 25-year civil war that has become Africa's longest-running war to date—but they say its time to do more than just watch.
After 25 years of war waged by Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, Invisible Children is getting loud...by shutting up.
"There's so much noise in the world," Jason explains. "We thought, 'What if we all stayed silent for 25 hours?' So, on April 24, we're going silent for 25 hours, and we're asking people for their time, talent and money."
Help raise $25 for Invisible Children and pledge to stay silent beginning on April 24 at 7 p.m. Twenty-five hours later, Break the Silence events will be held in venues across 18 cities in the United States.
How it works:
"If one percent of the people watching [The Oprah Show] today gave $25, it would literally change the game," Jason says.
Where the Money Goes
Your $25 will be used to save lives by building:
To learn more, sign up or donate to Invisible Children, visit InvisibleChildren.com