Thenjiwe has spent her entire political and professional career challenging the injustices that imprison people and their communities in a life of poverty and/or one behind bars. That commitment has led her to campaign on human rights issues around the world. She honed her human rights campaign development and organizing skills while working for and with movement building collectives and international organizations over the past 15 years.
She is currently in leadership within the Movement for Black Lives and is the co-founder of Blackbird, an organization that focuses on movement building in this current historical moment. She also is working with organizers around the world in hopes of establishing an international collective of leaders dedicated to international movement building.