Siki Dlanga

Siki Dlanga is a graduate student at American University in D.C. She is midway through her Political Communication masters degree. In South Africa, Siki has written political columns, been part of the South African Christian Leaders Initiative board as the youngest member and for a time the only woman on the board. She started Freedom Mantle which worked to mobilize young Christian leaders to be engaged in social change in South Africa. She also worked with Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall activists/leaders by creating inter-generational mentor-ship spaces and safe spaces for them to engage their faith in their activism. In USA, Siki’s poetry has been featured on PBS with her poem titled Black Lives Matter alive or dead in protest of the desecration of the graveyard that belongs to the first freed Africans in Maryland by business.

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