Category Archive: USA Posts

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… Continue reading

Not Yet Free: A Statement from Phil After Arrest

There are those who hate the one who upholds justice in court     and detest the one who tells the truth. You levy a straw tax on the poor     and impose a tax on… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

The Importance of Anger

Development workers and mediators, amongst others, tend to want to cool down the flames, to lighten the mood, to diffuse loudness and verbal aggression, to “resolve conflict” and “restore beauty.”  Yet without conflict,… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Corruption Culture: Strategies for Uganda and the United States

Corruption in Uganda has permeated every rung of the socio-economic ladder.  Everybody complains about its aggravating presence in the top political offices.  We groan when the Office of the Prime Minister spends funds… Continue reading

“An interview with Suzan Abong Wilmot, Harrisburg resident, jewelry-maker, nonviolence trainer, and mother.”

From Women Connect‘s December 2013 issue: Having lived her entire life in Uganda, Suzan relocated to the city of Harrisburg in 2012 to be with her Pennsylvanian husband and experience his world. We… Continue reading

“If you go to one of those third world countries and come back here, you’ll kiss the ground you walk on.”

Have you ever felt the difference between going through something that feels impossibly difficult while knowing you are exactly where you need to be – and going through hell for absolutely no fruitful… Continue reading