The Thirteenth – A recommendation for adding Internationalism to the Climate Agenda (for Leeds and Beyond)

n July 2019 RJN was asked to become a part of the Leeds Climate Change Citizen’s Jury oversight panel. In our limited capacity, we were able to contribute some thinking to the recruitment process as well as provide testimony as commentators to the jury.

This African activist is upset. Really upset.

Waking up to the news and image of Field Marshall Muthoni Kirima having her locks cut by Mama Ngina wa Kenyatta, I could not believe my eyes, hot tears fell. They were tears of anger too. As a person who proudly wears her locks, they are a huge part of my identity. This felt like a huge grievance and a grave injustice.