As a womxn of German and Namibian heritage, Sheila Ann Riek is a free-spirited political science student (B.A. Governance and Public Policy) in her final year of university. She recently spent a year abroad, first in Brussels, Belgium to work at a human rights organization focusing on the self-determination of indigenous people and minorities and right after in Stellenbosch, South Africa to attend university. Involved in her university back home, Sheila is a member of Amnesty International and founded a working group focusing on issues members of the African continent and African diaspora are facing. For the second time she is part of the organizational team of the anti-racist festival “festival contre le racism” (FCLR). Sheila seeks to bring womxn empowerment to her own local community back in Rehoboth, Namibia through strengthening the ties of every womxn in her community and the engagement in finding strength within oneself and others.
Updated May 2019