In June, the 2019 Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity gathered in Magaliesburg, a small, mountainous town 70 kilometers outside Johannesburg, South Africa. This gathering, which marked the first module of the second year of the AFRE programme, was geared towards kickstarting a journey of personal development for each Fellow whilst being in community with other changemakers.
Fellows from the seven Atlantic Institute programmes, spanning five continents and 61 countries, descended upon Oxford University for the inaugural global Senior Fellow convening. Rhodes House was filled with a passion the builders most likely never anticipated: that of revolutionary humanity, unapologetic Blackness and resilient peace-making.
The Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE) has announced its second cohort of Atlantic Fellows—20 leaders from across South Africa and the United States who are employing a broad spectrum of strategies to end anti-Black racism in the two countries and to build a more equitable world.