On Saturday 5 May at 10h00, Jessica Dewhurst will speak on “Everyday activism in South Africa – God’s call to be the change!”
“The word ‘Justice’ is mentioned in the bible over 200 times. What does this mean for us as modern day Christians and for our global community? And what role can we all play in making South Africa a more just and equal society? In this talk Jessica Dewhurst will share her extensive knowledge and experience in working for human right across South Central Africa, and how we all can contribute towards making a difference”.
Jessica Dewhurst is a human rights defender and ERI UN Youth Ambassador from South Africa. She is the Director of the award winning human rights organisation, The Justice Desk, which focuses on educating, advocating and equipping youth, government, civil society and vulnerable groups across South Central Africa in human rights. She has worked across the globe, and holds various qualifications from UCT, the UN, and Cambridge University. She has been named one of Africa’s and South Africa’s most inspiring youth for her work; and received awards from Queen Elizabeth II, South African president Jacob Zuma, Prince Edward, Countess Sophie, and Lead SA. Her organisation is a partner of the Nobel Peace Prize Summit, and although she is often out of the country for work, South Africa will always remain her home.
Venue: CK Storey Hall, Methodist Church on Main Road, Rosebank, Cape (entrance and parking via Chapel Road)