Ife Thompson is an award-nominated UK-based Community Activist, United Nations Fellow, Black History Expert, Curator, Barrister and Writer. She campaigns for the rights of peoples of African Descent in the UK, as she believes we should live in a world where Black people can live free from Racism and Oppression.
She has founded two civil society organisations to further these pursuits. The first being BLAM UK- an award-winning Non-profit that provides educational, advocacy and well-being support for Black people living in Britain.
The second being Black Protest Legal Support UK a hub of UK based Lawyers willing to provide Pro-bono support to BLM Activists. Since its inception in June 2020, they have able to ensure that there are Independent Legal observers at every London BLM protests- to monitor police intimidation and to provide protesters with bustards containing their legal rights. BPLS has also been able to facilitate legal support for BLM activists.
Ife was recently selected by the United Nations Office of Human Rights Commission, as the United Nations Fellow for the Decade for People of African Descent. Ife aims to ensure the activities of the Decade are properly recognised and furthered in the United Kingdom. She wants to ensure that the human rights of Black people locally and globally are better protected.
In October 2020 Ife was nominated for CJA Awards Outstanding Individual of the year for her work in making the Criminal Justice System a fairer place.
Ife is also a Black history expert. She has used this expert knowledge to curate visual and audio projects focusing on African cultural retention in Afro-descendant communities. Ife recently curated a project for The London Metropolitan Archives called 'Black Organising in the UK- Caribbean homes as a site of Black Joy and Resistance', she did this through looking at the life work of Jessica and Eric Huntley. She has also been the external Black history moderator for schools in the Lambeth Borough.