#BlackLivesMatter, #RhodesMustFall Organizers Discuss Global Black Activism – The Hilltop – The panel discussion featured Dr. Melina Adullah, a professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and organizer with #BlackLivesMatter, as well as Kealeboga Ramaru, an organizer with #RhodesMustFall in Cape Town, South Africa who works in equal education, who both discussed activism within Black communities in their respective countries. Nana Afia Y. Brantuo, a Howard University alumna who holds a B.A. in African Studies, moderated the event.
“There’s nothing more important than succeeding in the liberation of our people,” said Abdullah. “We can’t expect the institutions that we’re trying to tackle to support us in our liberations.”
Throughout the discussion, both panelists described in detail the respective work that they worked and participated in through #BlackLivesMatter and #RhodesMustFall.