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GET INFORMED AND INSPIRED ON CIVIL RIGHTS

Social change requires one be equipped with knowledge and inspiration. Read about your rights and find inspiration from other change-makers and their stories

WHAT TO READ

Looking for more good books to add to your reading list?

We've put together a list of amazing reads that will boost your insight and knowledge of civic rights. There are also a couple of blogs that we highly recommend to stay updated on what's happening.

Remember to regularly check local newspapers and their websites, highlighting stories that need citizen support and action and share them.

Here is an initial list to start with:

BOOKS

1. The Kenyan Constitution

2. Unbounded by Boniface Mwangi

3. Digital Democracy, Analog Politics  by Nanjala Nyabola

4  Unbowed, A biography by Wangari Maathai

5. Kenya: Between Hope and Despair  by Daniel Branch

6. Freedom is a constant struggle by Angela Davis

7. Malcom X auto-biography by Alex Haley

8.  Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson 

WHAT TO WATCH

We have put together some doses of inspiration for you to watch:

1. Boniface Mwangi Ted Talk: The day I stood up alone

2. TedTalk Playlist on the Power of Protest

3. Naona Mbali - Softie Official Soundtrack

WHAT TO LISTEN TO

Trying to figure out the best podcast to listen to so that you stay informed on civic rights can be a hustle.

We have you sorted with a couple of dope podcasts we listen to:

1. All I Want for Christmas is....human rights! ft. Njeri Mwangi - Up/Root the Podcast 

2. The Elephant Podcast

3. Otherwise the Podcast

DISCUSSION GUIDE AND LESSON PLAN

Take part in a discussion around key issues from the film and get ideas on taking action.

 

This amazing lesson plan and discussion guide put together by American Documentary is a great place to start:

1. Softie discussion guide

2. Softie Lesson plan

JOIN THE SOFTIE COMMUNITY

 
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