The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) wants to celebrate what would have been 24 years since Nelson Mandela was released from prison with numerous events beginning Monday, Feb. 10 in the SURC. All events are free and open to the public.
To honor one of the world’s finest leaders there will be a life-size replica of the 8x8 cell Mandela stayed in on Robben Island, along with a panel displaying photos, facts and accomplishments of Mandela’s life Monday, Feb. 10 through Saturday, Feb. 15.
In addition to the display, on Monday, Feb. 10, there will be a free screening of “Amandla: A Revolution in Four Part Harmony” in SURC 137 A&B at 6 p.m. The documentary will feature interviews, archival footage and filmed performances that highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against the injustices of Apartheid.
Don’t miss “Mandela and the South African Transition: A Roundtable” Tuesday, Feb. 11 in SURC 135 at 5:30 p.m. This roundtable discussion will include CWU English professor Bobby Cummings, History professor Lacy Ferrell, Religious Studies professor Geraldine O’ Mahony, Theatre director Jay Ball, Anthropology professor Mark Auslander and Associate Dean of Student Life Keith Champagne.
Often referred to as “the father of the nation,” Mandela has received more than 250 honors in his lifetime including the Nobel Peace Prize and the US Presidential Medal of Freedom. In the aftermath of his death, he is still praised for his greatness. Join the CWU community to celebrate his life and remember a man who has made history for decades.
For more information contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.