BCRW
Feb 11, 2010 | 12:00PM

White Rights: What Apartheid South Africa Learned from the United States

Elizabeth Esch

Though widely regarded as the most racist regime on earth, the apartheid government in South Africa learned from policies and practices long extant in the United States. Before apartheid was institutionalized, South African social scientists, educators and politicians were among the most astute observers of racial segregation and white supremacy in the U.S. In this […]

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Diana Center Event Oval
Feb 9, 2010 | 6:30PM

International Human Rights

Yvette Christiansë, Helen Lieberman, Virginia Magwaza-Setshedi and Jody Williams

This year’s Rennert Forum celebrates the life and work of Helen Suzman, the iconic South African leader who devoted her life to the fight against apartheid. The opening event, which coincides with the opening of an exhibition entitled “Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights,” in the Diana Center, will feature world-renowned human rights activists Helen […]

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International Human Rights

Full length video of the panel discussion featuring Virginia Magwaza-Setshedi and Helen Lieberman. Moderated by Yvette Christiansë.

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Diana Center
Feb 9, 2010 | 6:00PM

Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights

Helen Suzman was a member of the South African Parliament for 36 years, from 1953-1989. She was the sole opposition voice condemning apartheid during the 13-year period (1961-1974) when she was the governing body’s only member of the Progressive Party. The exhibition explores nearly four decades of Suzman’s life and vision through photographs, personal letters, […]

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