How medical anthropology (and other) graduates make a difference

How young Wits graduates and staff are changing the world

Thursday 25 November --- 10.30-11.30 Johannesburg time; 7.30-8.30pm Australian eastern time

This is a public webinar, which I will moderate. I will invite five people to speak,  among over 40 Wits graduates and staff (under 35 years) listed in the 2021 Mail & Guardian Top 200 list of trailblazing young South Africans  in June this year. Each will describe some aspect of their work, and then I will ask them a few questions about their time at Wits as a student or current member of faculty. Then we’ll open up to questions. One is an anthropologist - Lucy Khofi (Health category) was 27 at the time of the award, undertaking a master’s degree in anthropology. Lucy was the SRC Gender and Transformation Officer for the term 2019/2020, and founded #RealTalkWithLucyKhofi, a non-profit organisation dedicated to menstrual education and reducing period poverty in disadvantaged schools. In 2020 Khofi founded Adopt a Student During the Pandemic, providing academic and general support to more than 300 university-goers severely impacted by the effects of Covid-19. For this, she was also nominated as a Wits Covid-19 Hero. She is now a PhD candidate in medical anthropology at Wits and a women’s health activist.

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