What do you get when you put Sophia Bush, Harry Shum Jr., Aaron Paul and the Kind Campaign’s Lauren Parsekian in one car? You get Invisible Children’s new video PSA inviting you to road trip to MOVE:DC, of course.
Invisible Children has already turned Joseph Kony into one of the most infamous men on the planet, so what is MOVE:DC all about?
November 17 marks the Global Summit on the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) where leaders around the world will come together to tell you what they’re doing to stop the LRA conflict. LRA is a militant group in Africa that has caused many human rights violations including abduction and child-sex slavery. Invisible Children wants you (and 10,000 of your friends) at the summit so these leaders know you are hearing their promises and that they’re accountable to YOU.
After the summit, you and the other attendees will march on and surround the White House, showing President Obama and other leaders around the world that you’re committed to seeing an end to the LRA violence. And let's not forget to mention: You + 10,000 other people marching on the White House = an awesome profile picture.
But what’s a full day of activism without one giant party to follow? Invisible Children is throwing a global dance party to celebrate the day’s events.
You’ve got your red KONY shirt, your ticket and enough snacks to get you through the next few days. Your car is packed, your friends are anxious to hit the road so what more do you need? Don’t forget to document your trip along the way. Hashtag your tweets and Instagram pictures with #movedc and #dcroadtrip so everyone knows where you’re going and how much fun you’re having.
Also, Sophia Bush and co. have a few suggestions on how to make your trip as fun as possible (including a hilarious update of “slug bug” called “punch Prius”). But make sure you check out the organization’s blog, because Invisible Children has prepared lists of routes, places to stay and more to make sure you have the best trip possible. One thing you won’t want to miss is taking advantage of these three playlists the Invisible Children Music team has made just for the occasion. They've got jams from fun. to Wilson Phillips to make the road trip even sweeter.
And finally, I’ll leave you with one last piece of advice that applies to all road trips: even if that hitchhiker looks just like a Fall Out Boy, make sure you think twice before letting a stranger into your car.