Who belongs in a city? | OluTimehin Adegbeye
Underneath every shiny new megacity, there’s often a story of communities displaced. In this moving, poetic talk, OluTimehin Adegbeye details how government land grabs are destroying the lives of thousands who live in the coastal communities of Lagos, Nigeria, to make way for a “new Dubai.” She compels us to hold our governments and ourselves accountable for keeping our cities safe for everyone. “The only cities worth building, indeed the only futures worth dreaming of, are those that include all of us, no matter who we are or how we make homes for ourselves,” she says.
Black Feminisms Forum 2016
The Black Feminisms Forum was a space for Black and Afrodescendant feminists to come together in Bahia, Brazil, from diverse sectors, regions and identities across Africa and the Diaspora to explore, dialogue, debate, and share the intersections of our struggles and activisms. Convening Black Feminisms at the AWID 2016 Forum was a historic opportunity fulfilling a long-awaited need.
Finding the courage to stand against injustice | OluTimehin Adegbeye speaking with Chris Anderson
After her profound and poetic talk at TEDGlobal 2017, writer, editor and activist OluTimehin Adegbeye talks onstage with TED Curator Chris Anderson about where her courage comes from. She speaks of the challenges that the world confronts us with and how they motivate her to make it a better place to live in.