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April 27, 2007

displace me

i really feel that i haven't taken action on many things lately. like stuff with africa... etc etc or things i've really cared about like the environment. so i've decided to join a couple of my friends to do displace me on saturday night.

go here if you want more information: http://www.invisiblechildren.com/displaceMe/

and now my cynicism is coming into play. will this actually help what is going on uganda? i am kinda turned off by a couple of their videos ...to really be honest. putting x's on painted t-shirts? sometimes i just hate the marketing that comes into play. yeah, we are trying to help... but what action would the US actually take to help Uganda? ...what's in it for the US? ...should the US even take action and if so what would that even look like?

i can't even imagine what it's like for them there... dealing with war for 21 years.

this will be a good thing i think for me to do this. i hope that this movement will help the situation and my cynicism will stop.

and i must remember....
africa is such a beautiful place. there is such a hope!

Posted by jennifer at April 27, 2007 2:14 AM

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Are you doing the one in Chicago?

I'm not sure whether it will actually help what is going on in Uganda but any increased awareness is a good thing, right?

Posted by: michael at April 27, 2007 10:57 AM

yeah, increasing awareness is a good thing! definitely. no, i'm going to the one in LA.

Posted by: jen at April 27, 2007 12:01 PM

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