All last week Grapevine CEO, Clare Wightman, was in South Africa. The mentoring trip was thanks to The Social Change Initiative based in Belfast.
Last Wednesday’s #Activismthatworks event at the Isivivana Centre in Cape Town included Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu as guest of honour. On the podium Opal Ayo, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, explained how #BlackLivesMatter started: a black teenager was stalked and murdered and the killer acquitted – but outrage went well beyond that murder (or the next or the next). “We created something that began to raise the consciousness of people”