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Kanja Ibrahim Sesay
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Kanja Ibrahim Sesay holds a BA in Law & History from the University of Bradford. Kanja is currently the full-time National Black Students' Officer for the National Union of Students (NUS)
In this nationally elected role Kanja heads the largest organisation of Black students in Europe that represents one million students of African, Asian, Caribbean and Arab heritage students in Britain on issues relating to social, political, and academic under-representation, educational inequality and international policy.

Kanja also is a member of StopWatch Youth Group, which a coalition of activists, that works towards reducing disproportionally and promote best practice in stop and search powers.

Kanja has a long-standing commitment to the anti-racist movement and is a national co-ordinator of the Student Assembly Against Racism and a member of the National steering committee of Unite against Fascism, as well as the national conveyor of the NUS' Anti-Racism/Anti-Fascism Campaign.

Entries by Kanja Ibrahim Sesay

Helping Home: Social Capital in Sierra Leone's Fight Against Ebola

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 9:48 AM

A few weeks ago, my family came to visit me in New York. Whilst here, they told their stories of coping with Ebola at home, in Sierra Leone. Everything seemed fine when they arrived, explained my Dad, until he stepped out of the airport and people came forward to greet...

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'If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything'

(1) Comments | Posted November 11, 2012 | 1:49 PM

Lessons for young people, from the life of Malcolm X - by Kanja Sesay, Usman Ali and Nabil Ahmed

In December 1964 Malcolm X walked into a Manchester mosque and took off his shoes. On his way out, he struggled to find them amongst the hotchpotch of footwear that lay...

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The Next Mayor of London Must Not Fail the Black Communities

(55) Comments | Posted April 16, 2012 | 8:00 PM

The stakes are high regarding the forthcoming elections for London Mayor on 3 May. London's black communities and other ethnic minority Londoners make up considerably more than a third. London sets the pace and agenda for the way the whole country responds to our needs and concerns.

Our communities feel...

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