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Mary Consolata Namagambe - FEMINA Interview



Senior Fellow Mary Consolata Namagambe was interviewed by FEMINA, a Danish, feminist magazine.  In the article, she recounts key moments of her childhood that point out racism in the Denmark. Having been born in Uganda, Mary is acutely aware of the difficulties that face the black community in Denmark. In 2016, she cofounded the Black Lives Matter movement in Denmark, and since then, has been continuing the conversation on race. In this article, she shares the challenges of being an activist and talks about her coping mechanisms when confronted with opposition, whether it be intentional or not. For example, how does one balance Danish freedom of speech and calling out racist jokes? And how should one respond to the far too common microaggressions that happen to minorities? Read the full article about Mary Consolata Namagambe in danish here.