Africa Uprising: Activism and Resistance on the Continent


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Join a panel of experts for a discussion of the insurgent social movements sweeping across Africa. Across the continent, social movements are rising up and taking to the streets. Organizing against police brutality, militarism, budget and subsidy cuts and for democracy, human rights and liberation, activists are building on a long tradition of struggle to demand change. Join us for a live conversation with organizers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Nigeria and Sudan on lessons from their movements and building international solidarity. Speakers: Fred Bauma is a leader of the pro-democracy youth group LUCHA, which advocates for nonviolent, community-level change and governmental reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was arrested in March 2015 and spent 18 months in prison, where he faced the death penalty for organizing peaceful protests calling for rule of law. Lai Brown is the Organising Secretary of Automobile, Boatyards, Transport, Equipment and Allied Senior Staff Association (AUTOBATE), a writer and the National Secretary of Socialist Workers and Youth League (SWL) Amar Jamal is a Sudanese writer, translator, post-graduate student of anthropology, and part of the inaugural class of Africa is a Country Fellows. Mzalendo Wanjira Wanjiru is a Co-founder of Mathare Social Justice Center and a member of Women in Justice Centres and Social Justice Movements. Facilitator: Nanre Nafziger-Mayegun is Executive Committee Co-Chair, DSA AfroSocialist and Socialists of Color Caucus. This event is co-sponsored by Africa Is A Country, the DSA International Committee, the DSA Afrosocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus, and Haymarket Books. Watch the live event recording: Buy books from Haymarket: Follow us on Soundcloud:

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