Freshman Students "Cover The Town" Against Joe Kony
The Youtube sensation inspired 12 students to get involved in Kony 2012's Cover the Night
Following the March release of Kony 2012 on Youtube, this year's group of confirmation students from St. Peter the Apostle Church were spurred to bring awareness to River Edge about the plight of the Invisible Children in Uganda.
As part of their Corporal Works of Mercy project for confirmation on May 6, the River Edge freshman from River Dell and Immaculate Heart Academy, spent an evening bringing awareness to area residents.
"Initially they were going to participate in the Midnight Run but the timing was not in their favor," parent Claudia O'Neill said. "The day after Kony 2012 came out, the kids were talking about it and this is a group that is big on combating social injustice."
The group signed letters to their state senate and assembly members urging their support along with taping posters to the windows at the Regional High School and local businesses.
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony, the head of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan guerrilla group which is primarily comprised of children soldiers, famous not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.