“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 […]
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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