Day 22, Cape Town

Originally posted 1/23/18


Our first speaker of the day was Alan Storey, a Methodist minister. He spoke to our group very eloquently about white privilege, dignity, and community. He even gave us a call to action about fighting inequality: to start with ourselves. I think everyone here would agree that Alan was one of the best speakers we had on the trip.

In the afternoon, we went to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was kept in prison for 18 of his 27 years. We took a ferry to get there and received a tour from a former political prisoner who had actually been kept on the island in the 1980s. The tour was informative and educational, and after everything else we've learned about, this field trip was the perfect way to end the trip.

Our final day in Cape Town was one of the best, in my opinion. It seems impossible to believe how quickly these 3 weeks went by, and that I'll be home in less than 48 hours.