FROM Benjamin Keesey
SoCal Nonprofit Invisible Children Closes US Operations Remember "Kony 2012?" It was a video that went viral, especially among Millennials -- raising millions of dollars for Invisible Children , a nonprofit few people had heard of before. Its target, Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, was kidnapping kids to be soldiers for his Lord's Resistance Army. He's still at large, and Invisible Children is on the verge of shutting down. You can see the video "Kony 2012" on our WWLA blog .
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