DC/UOIT Make Kony FamousMarch 12th, 2012 | News | No Comments »
Story, image and video by Mickey Djuric.
When the famous Kony 2012 video came out last week it created a firestorm of passion, tears, fury, and criticism. No matter where one stood on the video, it sparked discussion and action.
Chelsey Mandaric, a UOIT Communications student, knows this first hand as she is set to make Joseph Kony famous in Durham Region.
After watching the video Mandaric was inspired to become part of the movement. “The point of the video is to make people aware,” said Mandaric, who has previously worked with Free The Children. “Nothing inspired them until this video went viral. It’s not about the money or even the cause. It’s about finding out what we don’t know. It’s about awareness.”
Mandaric is planning an event that will take place throughout Durham Region on April 20, 2012. The purpose is to gather with like-minded people and blanket the streets with Kony posters in the darkest of hours.
“I’m not telling them to believe, I’m telling them to get involved,” she said. She’s looking to have around 15 people in each hotspot throughout the Durham Region, putting up posters
Cover The Night: Durham Region was created by Mandaric to help organize the event. She will soon post a map on the page to alert members where protestors are needed. “I was planning on covering strip malls in Whitby, and the plaza where the AMC Theatre is. I’m not familiar with other places so I’ll need your help,” she said.
Mandaric is not the only student getting involved in the cause. Durham College advertising students Tyson Ruck and Kathleen Roach are currently working on a Kony ad that will be featured in issue 14 of the Chronicle.
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