Unity Across Divides Seminar: What is the Role of White Youth in South Africa’s Struggle Movements?

Unity Across Divides Seminar: What is the Role of White Youth in South Africa’s Struggle Movements?Ndifuna Ukwazi – DARE TO KNOW

Ndifuna Ukwazi will be hosting Unity Across Divides: What is the Role of White Youth in South Africa’s Struggle Movement? Our guest speakers will include Paula Ensor, Paula Hathorn, Zackie Achmat, Doron Isaacs, Waldimar Pelser, Murray Hunter and Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola. They will discuss the role of white, coloured and Indian youth in creating a struggle movement that builds solidarity across the various divides – such as race and class – that have come to define South African society.


The seminar will have two panel discussions. The first will comprise activists who participated in the liberation movement in South Africa, and will focus particularly on their role in the 1976 uprisings. The point of this panel is to create a platform to discuss the role that white, coloured and Indian youth played in the 1976 uprisings – a fact that is not always given as much weight as it deserves.

The second panel will be made up of white activists who participate in current South African struggles that aim to progressively realise the rights enshrined in the Constitution. The discussion will focus on how and why they became involved in the various struggle movements of modern South Africa and what they believe the role of the white youth in South Africa’s current context.

Date: Youth Day – Saturday 16 June 2012

Time: 11h00 – 15h00
Venue: Central Methodist Church, Greenmarket Square MAP

Watch it live at NU Live

We would like to invite five members from your organisation to join us at the seminar. Lunch will be provided (please contact Zenande Booi for catering purposes). Transport will be provided from Khayelitsha and UCT. You can also watch the seminar live at NU Live if you can’t attend on the day.


Please RSVP to and/or contact Zenande Booi (email: zenande@nu.org.za, cell: 079 732 1591, Tel: 021 423 3089) for further information.


From N2:

Head along N2 to Cape Town CBD
Pass CTICC on left
Exit N2 onto Buitengracht Street
Continue along Buitengracht Street
Turn left into Strand Street
Turn right into Long Street

Turn left into Longmarket Street

Church on right

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