So, I participated in The Rescue with some friends, a nationwide rally in support of the Invisible Children of Uganda. On a cold and overcast day, a crowd primarily consisting of teens and young adults gathered at Cheesman Park in Downtown Denver. Most of them had just walked 2 miles from Civic Center Park, to symbolically be abducted for the evening, like the child soldiers of Uganda. We spent time writing letters to our senators, calling the media and our government representatives, and meeting one another. The primary goal of the evening was to get a politician or celebrity to stop by and pledge support to do something about the LRA and free the child soldiers. A representative from Mark Udall’s office stopped by. You can see most of their words on the video I took below.
There’s so much wrong that needs to be made right in this world, and it can feel overwhelming to try to do anything. Some may question whether anything with the LRA will change even now. You know what though, anytime you get 1000 young people together to rally about something that matters, that’s significant. And writing letters and attracting media attention for important issues is significant too. As I said to a friend, “It’s more than I did for the world last week.”