AFRICAN PEOPLE’S STRUGGLES FOR LIBERATION IV (1) AFRICAN WOMEN IN THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE: THE SPIRIT OF UTU/UBUNTU (2) STATE RESPONSES TO POPULAR STRUGGLES IN KENYA'S INFORMAL URBAN SETTLEMENTSActivity Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 13:00 UTCDuration: 120 minBrief Description:
Moderator: Firoze Manji (Daraja Press)
AFRICAN WOMEN IN THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE: THE SPIRIT OF UTU/UBUNTU
Mῖcere Gῖthae Mũgo
Mῖcere Gῖthae Mũgois is Emeritus Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence; past Chair of the Department of African American Studies; past Director of the Africa Initiative and past Director of Graduate Studies at Syracuse University, USA. She is a poet, playwright and literary critic. She is the founder of the United Women of Africa Organization and a co-founder of the Pan African Society of Central New York and its current President. Her works include Illuminations on Chinua Achebe: the Art of Resistance (Essay Collection with Herbert Ruffin II).
STATE RESPONSES TO POPULAR STRUGGLES IN KENYA'S INFORMAL URBAN SETTLEMENTS
Gecheke Gachihi, Gathanga Ndung'u, Maryanne Kasina
Gacheke Gachihi is the Coordinator of Mathare Social Justice Centre and a member of the Social Justice Centers Working Group Steering Committee in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also involved in regional social movements and politics.
Gathanga Ndung’u is a biotechnologist, a human rights defender, researcher and a community organizer with Ruaraka Social Justice Centre in Nairobi. He has a forthcoming book Mathare: An Urban Bastion of the Anti-Oppression Struggle in Kenya (Daraja Press).
Maryanne Kasina is a writer and the convener of the Women in Social Justice Centres movement in Kenya. She is the co-founder of Kayole Community Justice Centre which organizes against gender-based violence and police brutality.Language(s) of the Activity: English, Other/sOther/s Language(s) of the Activity:
English and ChineseProponent Organizations:Others Proponent Organizations:
CCRD-CS, Lingnan University
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This is part of the series of 20 lectures by African activists and intellectuals introduces participants to both the historical and contemporary people’s struggles for liberation. The course topics include ancient African civilizations, the history of enslavement and colonization, political ideologies of Pan-Africanism, black consciousness, the struggle of women, social movements, land and peasant struggles, natural resource extraction, militarization, and much more.
Languages: English and Chinese simultaneous interpreting
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For the details, please visit: https://our-global-u.org/oguorg/en/african-peoples-struggles-for-liberat...Thematic space(s) of the activity: 1. Economic Alternatives of Peoples and Socioeconomic Justice, 9. Struggles against Heteronorms and Patriarchy: keys from Women, Feminisms and Dissidences, 10. Struggle against Discrimination, Racism and for Self-determinationModality: Virtual Activity (100% Online)Interactivity:
Zoom Registration Link:
Live streaming on Bilibili (Putonghua): https://live.bilibili.com/21863611?spm_id_from=333.999.0.0Venue:
Vitural Zoom Webinar