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Kenya: Organic intellectuals


Saturday 4 December 2021, by siawi3





Organic intellectuals

Mathare Social Justice Centre

In the last video for our Nairobi edition of Capitalism in My City, we meet the Organic Intellectuals Network.

Still from video.

This video is from our series Capitalism In My City, presented in partnership with the Mathare Social Justice Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

This video is part of the project that Mathare Social Justice Centre, Ukombozi Library and the Organic Intellectuals Network within social movements in Nairobi have organized through Capitalism in My City to strengthen radical political consciousness in Nairobi City.

VIDEO here

This video depicts the rise and growth of political consciousness and social justice intellectuals in Mathare, and informal areas around Nairobi. These comrades are motivated to master the art of political freedom and spread its knowledge to the vast majority of inhabitants in these areas. Many of the people interviewed in the video are human rights champions and community organizers.

The interviews took place in the Ukombozi library, a progressive African library in central Nairobi that offers access to reading material of political struggles in Kenya and other parts of Africa. The library has shaped these budding, organic intellectuals and the material they write while reviewing radical books about the history and struggle of the working class in Kenya.

Mathare Social Justice Centre (MSJC) is an initiative by young members of the community to promote social justice in Mathare. It is located in Nairobi, Kenya.