Announcing Our Scholarships for community organisers of East Africa

“The greatest weapon in the hand of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed”. – Steve Biko Wii Otem Center is a training center for civil resistance and social change located in Lira. “Wii Otem” refers to the place around the fire where communities gather to discuss pressing matters and share life together. The […]

STOP LAND EVICTIONS IN KYANGWALI!

Land grabbing is no new thing in Uganda. For many years now, many people have been forcefully removed from their land. Some compensated and others left in the middle of nowhere with nothing. Families have been displaced and abandoned, children have dropped out of school leading to early marriages, people have committed suicide and others […]

INJUSTICE AT MOUNT ELGON

By Shua Wilmot The Benet people of Eastern Uganda were driven out of their motherland 35 years ago. The government has made very little effort to support them through their forced transition. One Benet community has been “settled” on temporal land for over 10 years, under constant threat of eviction at a moment’s notice. Since […]

What Does It Mean to Reclaim MLK Day?

When I was in fourth grade, a teacher at our school placed a transparent picture on an overhead projector (remember those?) depicting a white man walking alongside Martin Luther King Jr., explaining that “the Civil Rights Movement started to make a big impact once white people joined them.” The take-away for the entire class of […]

Radio Interview with a Co-Founder

A quirky 15-minute chat between Rick McVicker of Ink in Stereo and Phil Wilmot, a co-founder of Solidarity Uganda, discussing a range of topics ranging from romance to central Pennsylvania racism to human rights in rural Uganda. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Two Solidarity Uganda Co-Founders Recognized at Torch of Global Enlightenment

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg (WACH), an organization focused on global diversity, interfaith cooperation, and peacemaking hosted the 2nd Annual Torch of Global Enlightenment Awards to honor organizations and individuals who have demonstrated the values to which WACH ascribes. On the list of individual nominees were Suzan and Phil Wilmot, two of Solidarity Uganda’s […]

I am selling (giving away) all these books:

The time has come to rid myself of books.  All profits will support Solidarity Uganda.  Must at least be able to pick them up (in Hanover or Harrisburg, PA) or pay for shipping.  Make all offers to phil [at] solidarityuganda [dot] com or call/text 717 six-zero-eight 2960.  Books listed in italics are those which you should consider […]

How a Documentary Film Will Protect Land in Uganda

Solidarity Uganda recently announced its documentary film project “Our Feet Are Rooted,” a film which will highlight Amuru residents’ nonviolent resistance to the theft of their land by oil and sugar corporations.  The film will chronicle the history of the land conflict through the eyes of local communities and residents and will be produced using […]

Inside Uganda’s Notorious Prisons: Visiting Karamagi

By Silver Kayondo, board member of Solidarity Uganda How Uganda’s jail rooms have become a menace to the country’s youth, how “orders from above” has become a blanket euphemism for abuse of statutory authority and what can be done about it. On Sunday, 2nd February, 2014 at exactly midday, I set off to visit a […]