What’s Wrong with this Picture?
Constantly Editing, Ever Changing, Awake, Alive . . . There’s a reason I made that the subtitle of this blog. I can’t stop reading responses to Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign.
Some of the points brought up by the people who oppose Invisible Children’s methods and intentions remind me of an uneasy feeling I’ve had while attending Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) events. I’m not proposing there’s a direct correlation, rather, looking at what my experiences have taught me. I’m developing a blog post about this.
Here’s an advance peek at my thoughts:
I entered the BBBS program around 1999, spent hundreds of weekend afternoons cultivating a life-long relationship with my little sister, and was awarded Big Sister of the Year (Los Angeles) a few years ago.
So, unlike the war in Uganda, BBBS is something I know about.
My little sister isn’t “a cause” or “a case” or “a project”. No human being is. The critical responses to the Kony 2012 Campaign are helping me to remember to keep my terminology in check — I think even my most recent posts need some cleaning up.
I’ll write more about this in my next post. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, here are a couple well-written articles I’ve encountered in the last 24 hours that share points of view that are helping me to educate myself. I’d like to thank a new friend in Colorado and Al Jazeera for bringing these to my attention.
If you check out these articles, I’d love to hear your thoughts.