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 […]

Language, Medicinal Worldview, “Development,” and Public Health

In leb Lango, the word “yat” is used for both “tree” and “medicine.” What does that say about a human being’s orientation toward his or her environment?  Obviously, trees are thought to be important.  They are important for survival, not to mention their contributions to tasty meals, construction, sourcing charcoal, fighting climate change, and the like. There […]

Solidarity Uganda gets $.01 every time you search the web

Now every time you make a web search, you can benefit Solidarity Uganda! Follow these simple steps to set up your completely free account in less than a minute: 1) Visit www.goodsearch.com. 2) Log in with your Facebook account or create a new account using the link in the upper right corner of the page. […]

Ugandan Youths Being Tortured at Central Police Station

The Jobless Brotherhood formed recently to protest peacefully against youth unemployment and advocate for a free democratic society in Uganda. Their first act was to stealthily release two yellow painted pigs into Parliament.  Yellow is the color of the NRM ruling party.  Pigs were the animal of choice due to their symbolizing the greed of […]

Fighting Fear Rhetoric through Interfaith Collaboration: A 9/11 Reflection

Some may believe that the United States is the only nation in which government officials and companies benefit from fear-mongering, especially on the anniversaries of tragic incidents such as those experienced on the East Coast on September 11th, 2001. But there are political and financial elites in other nations, such as Uganda, who also use […]

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 […]