All About Alumni / Spring 2007
Rhodes Scholar an Anti-Violence Advocate

Kofi Hope founded the Black Youth Coalition Against Violence


Photo by Pascal PaquetteKofi Hope (BA 2006 Innis) has won a Rhodes Scholarship for 2007. The prestigious scholarship provides a stipend and tuition expenses at the University of Oxford for two years, with an option for a third year. Hope, 23, graduated with an honours BA in political science and a minor in religion and African studies while at Innis College. Throughout university, he was a leader on the issue of violence in the African-Canadian community. He is the founder of the Black Youth Coalition Against Violence, which organized the BLING (Bring Love In Not Guns) summit last year as a response to gun violence in Toronto. While at Oxford, Hope will pursue a master’s in philosophy with a focus on political theory. Each year, 11 Rhodes scholarships are designated for Canada, with two being awarded to Ontario residents.


Reader Comments

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Posted by beth bennett on June 6th, 2015 @ 1:58 pm

I recently attend a United Church Conference held at Whistler B.C. Kofi Hope was the speaker at the pre-event. His subject: “Inspired to Act.”
He was an amazing speaker and kept my attention for the entire time. What a wonderful learning experience for any age! He really causes you to think and certainly inspires you to actively work toward positive change. Thank you, Kofi.

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