Posts tagged “south africa”
January 29, 2014
Wednesday. January 29, 2014, at 6:30pm
New York City Bar Association
42 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
The New York City Bar’s Committee on African Affairs is hosting a tribute to Nelson Mandela and a discussion of his legacy, with a presentation by Advocate Tembile Joyini, Legal Advisor to the Mission of South Africa to the United Nations.
A hero has passed. Nelson Mandela was the father of South African democracy, which he created by leading the struggle for justice with fortitude and a commitment to equal rights for all. During his presidency, the South African Constitution, one of the most progressive documents of its kind, was adopted, as were other laws protecting fundamental rights.
This program seeks to both honor Madiba’s accomplishments, and also reflect on the legacy of his achievements now that his successors govern. Experts on economics, business and human rights will join the discussion to consider how Mandela’s hopes for a “Rainbow Nation” have been realized.
Tags: apartheid, Danny Schechter, democracy, elizabeth barad, equality, liesl gernholtz, Long Walk to Freedom, Madiba, Nelson Mandela, new york bar association, ngisana mngomezulu, south africa, tembile joyini, tribute, vincent mai
December 2, 2013
Anant Singh, Producer, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Dan Simon, Publisher, Seven Stories Press
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
Neville Roy Singham, CEO, Thoughtworks
Donna Katzin, CEO, Shared Interest
Tsidi Le Loka, Star of Lion King
Omoyele Sowore, CEO, Sahara Media
Invite you to celebrate the publication of Danny Schechter’s
RSVP to Madiba.AtoZ@gmail.com
A completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela, Madiba A to Z draws on Danny Schechter’s forty-year relationship with Madiba, as he is known in his native South Africa. Each chapter of this unique portrait corresponds to a letter of the alphabet, and the letters cover unexpected and fascinating themes in Mandela’s life and his impact on others: Athlete, Bully, Comrade, Forgiveness, Indigenous, Jailed, Militant, and President, to name a few.