Bonie speaks at a KONY presentation

Christine McDonald, Layout Editor

On March 12th Bergen Community College had the non-profit organization Invisible Children volunteer group on campus. They came to spread awareness to students and faculty members about Joseph Kony and how they can make a difference to stop this man.

If you don’t know already Joseph Kony is a Uganadan man, who has been committing criminial acts on millions of children and families in Africa. Since 1987, Joseph Kony has abducted more than 30,000 children in Central Africa and forced them to be child soldiers in his LRA group (Lord’sResistance Army). With soldiers he makes them go to different villages and kill out innocent families. So, on March 2nd Invisible children activist Jason Russell, made a short documentary video about the devasation that is occuring in Uganada as result from the leader Joseph Kony. He made this to educate the world on what this one man is doing and how he can be stopped. Since the video was released, there has been an explosion of interest in the organization from celebrities to average people like me and you.

At the event at school, the Invisible Children organization brought all the way from Uganda Bonie, who is now 21 years old and was a child soldier. He told his story and what he endured while under the ruling of Joseph Kony. No one knows exactly what these children had to endure except for them.

At the event at school, the Invisible Children organization brought all the way from Uganda Bonie, who is now 21 years old and was a child soldier. He told his story and what he endured while under the ruling of Joseph Kony. No one knows exactly what these children had to endure except for them.

On Friday April 20th, Kony 2012 is having an event called “Cover The Night”, where Kony 2012 volunteers are going to put Joseph Kony posters in different cities across the nation. If you are interested in being a part of this event the Invisible Children members are hosting this event in New York City. In order to join log on to http://www.kony2012.com/ and enter register your area to be apart of this. They believe that this is going to move the conversation from digital to the physical world, where this conflict is happening and where the real change can be enforced.