BKC affiliate Leonard Cortana was profiled by United Nations Human Rights for his work in human rights.
“As a Black diaspora, we need to know more about our own history and we need to find new methodologies to learn about that history. We live in a world where the teaching of global history is still very Eurocentric,” he said. “Human rights defenders from the Diaspora can be part of these new methodologies to unravel history and help us learn from the past, challenge the status quo of the present and also envision the future. The younger generation need a new way of understanding Black political figures and history.”