Friday, May 01, 2009
A peaceful invitation to Oprah from Invisiblechildren.com
I woke up to a peaceful gathering of Invisiblechildren.com around Harpo studios at 5:30 this morning. They were here yesterday afternoon singing trying to get Oprah's attention. Their cause is to stop the war in Uganda and rescue the child soldiers and get the government to write policy to end the war. You can follow this organization on twitter "#therescue". You can see their live feed right now here. So today's Oprah show is live with Ellen Degeneris and Hugh Jackman and they both know about this organization and the event, the show is live in Chicago at 9 am and 4pm everywhere else. Oprah just came out and talked to them and brought Jason inside, and he's going to be on the show. So they had success! Oprah is going to come outside and tape them for the first segment of the show. I'll see if I can get some video from our driveway which will be behind them.
Oprah did not come outside but spoke from inside the studio on a monitor that could be seen just below the camera in front of the studio doors. The organizers were thrilled with the amount of time Oprah spent talking with them and hearing their story. They were an extremely well mannered, organized and respectful crowd, I think it really helped them get what they wanted. Job well done people!
This is a clip of the group practicing to sing in front of our building yesterday afternoon. We heard them singing in our loft on the 5th floor, but by the time we got down there they had finished. Beautiful, huh?
Blogger Butterfly kisses wrote a great post about her experience participating in a rescue in Denver, please go see what she has to say about it.