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African Futures

Fatimah Kelleher writes: “…from Ghana to South Africa, women across Africa are resisting orthodox economic models and coming up with visionary alternatives towards an African ecofeminist future.”

Throughout the African region, self-led and self-determined movements are redefining African futures. Land defenders are fighting  state -sponsored land grabs. LGBTQI communities are  organizing  (and winning!) to overturn colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations. Youth organizers are resisting police violence and government corruption via hashtags and social media. Regional funds are building structures for resourcing their communities using participatory models and supporting on their own agendas.

The visions are vast and fierce.

Join with activists, academics, and writers to understand how African futures are shaping human rights around the globe, where movements can learn from one another, and how funders can support new visions for justice.


Zachariah Cherian Mampilly, Author and Marxe Endowed Chair of International Affairs at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs,Central University NY.
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Angela Ajodo-Adebanjoko, Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
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Memory Kachambwa, Executive Director, The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)
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Jessica Horn, African feminist activist, strategist and consultant.
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Ruth Nyambura, EcoFeminist, activist and researcher

Series Moderator:

Mariano Aguirre, Researcher and Political Analyst on International Politics
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Series Host:

Ana Maria Enriquez, Executive Director, HRFN
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