Silence may not seem to be the most effective way to spread the word about violence waged by the Lord’s Resistance Army, but Invisible Children is banking on the idea that if nearly 30,000 vocal young activists keep quiet for 25 hours, their point will come across loud and clear.
This Sunday, April 24, activists across the United States will join The 25 Campaign and go silent for 25 hours to “speak out” against 25 years of LRA violence. Participants will raise at least $25 to help fund the Invisible Children’s Protection Plan, which works to protect civilians from LRA violence in central Africa, rehabilitate children rescued from the LRA, and facilitate efforts aimed at apprehending top LRA commanders.
At 8 p.m. on April 25, following the 25 hours, events will take place in 18 cities across the U.S. where participants can “Break the Silence” together, as a community of activists working to end LRA violence. Participants at the events will hear from speakers from Uganda, view the latest Invisible Children videos, listen to live bands, and write letters to Congress.
Sounds pretty cool, right? Oprah thinks so, too. Tune in to the Oprah show tomorrow, when she will be speaking with the Invisible Children team and filmmakers about the organization, and the deafening impact of The 25 Campaign.
Join The 25 Campaign and add your voice — so to speak. RSVP to take part in a “Break the Silence” event next Monday in a city near you.