Ife Thompson

Ife Thompson is an award-nominated UK-based Community Activist, United Nations Fellow, Black History Expert, Curator, Lawyer and Writer. She campaigns for the rights of peoples of African Descent in the UK, as she believes we should live in a world where Black people can live free from Racism and Oppression.She has founded two civil society organisations to further these pursuits. The first being BLAM UK- an award-winning Non-profit that provides educational, advocacy and well-being support for Black people living in Britain. The second being Black Protest Legal Support UK a hub of UK based Lawyers willing to provide Pro-bono support to BLM Activists.Ife was called to the Bar of the United Kingdom and wales in 2020 and will also be embarking on her Criminal Pupuilage at 1MCB Chambers. In October 2020 Ife was nominated for CJA Awards Outstanding Individual of the year for her work in making the Criminal Justice System a fairer place. Ife is also a Black history expert. Ife recently curated a project for The London Metropolitan Archives called 'Black Organising in the UK- Caribbean homes as a site of Black Joy and Resistance', she did this through looking at the life work of Jessica and Eric Huntley.  She has also been the external Black history moderator for schools in the Lambeth Borough.

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Using UN Frameworks to Further Racial Justice within Britain

Using UN Frameworks to Further Racial Justice within Britain

In 2015, the United Nations promulgated an International Decade for people of African descent. The UN explained that “the promotion and protection of human rights of people of African descent has been a priority concern for the United ...