Invisible Children posted rebuttals to the criticism on its website, saying that it has spent about 80 percent of its funds on programs that further its mission, about 16 percent on administration and management, and about 3 percent on fundraising. The group said its accountability and transparency score is currently low because it has four independent voting members on its board of directors and not five, but that it is seeking to add a fifth; Because that it the real reason (sarcasm) for a low transparency score, give me a break. So for a group of filmmakers looking for a way to find success, they have achieved just that. Yes their cause is legitimate but the means of execution is what is in question. Why should I send money if most of it will not ever go to the cause. This is the reason people have been cautious of giving [money] to causes.
Mr. Fred Hearns gave the historical significance of F.W. Woolworth’s relevance to the civil rights movement, explaining how one of the first “sit-ins” took place in a Woolworths in Alabama but also a large sit-in took place right in Tampa at that very Woolworths. Now it wasn’t a violent sit-in, unlike other places, but it was an important and necessary step or “sit” if you will, towards equality.
Mr. Myron graced us with a wonderfully written poem which metaphorically compared equality to food. He sated “As you can tell I love to eat” and “I never discriminate with food”. He was pleasantly insightful and found a way with every verse to make us laugh yet teach us a lesson in the process. This walk was so much more than physical, it was an emotional and inspirational journey through history and I'm glad I was a part of it! So make sure you take some time to honor Black History this month; check your town or city because you might be standing (or sitting) on a piece of black history as we speak.