Angela Lyonsmith is an artist and art therapist. She works for the Therapeutic Arts Program (TAP), an initiative of Global Alliance for Africa, to give aid and comfort to children in Kenya and Tanzania who were left orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Angela’s passion also led her to open ‘Gather’, a community art studio and playspace in Evanston. For Global Activism, we’ll ask Angela about how her work has inspired family and friends.
After a 27-year rule, Burkina Faso's president sought to extend his term through a constitutional change. The resulting protests in the country forced Blaise Compaore to step down. We'll discuss the state of democracy in Africa with Richard Joseph, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.