Brock group to launch Teaching Nelson Mandela initiative at symposium this Friday

The Brock University African Heritage Recognition Committee will launch its Teaching Nelson Mandela initiative this Friday at a one-day community symposium happening at the University.

  • What: Teaching Nelson Mandela Initiative symposium
  • When: Friday, March 21, from 1 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Brock University, Plaza 600F and Academic South 201

The symposium marks the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and commemorates South Africa’s 1960 Sharpeville Massacre of March 21.

The event will feature a series of talks that highlight the teaching and learning possibilities of incorporating Nelson Mandela’s life and work into the university curriculum. It will also include poetry readings, musical performances and a screening of a documentary of Mandela’s life and contributions to society.

Panel discussions take place from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 600F of the Plaza Building.

Poetry readings, musical performances and a screening of the documentary The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela take place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Academic South 201.

These events are all free and open to the public. Refreshments included.

The Teaching Nelson Mandela initiative is a partnership between the Brock University African Heritage Recognition Committee, the Centre for Research in Multiliteracies, and the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation. Its aim is to incorporate aspects and values of Mandela’s life into teaching at the University through class assignments and public lectures and discussions.

For more info:
* Dolana Mogadime, associate professor, Faculty of Education, Brock University, 905-688-5550 x3733;
* Richard Ndayizigamiye, 905-688-5550 x3762;
* Jean Ntakirutimana, associate professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture, Brock University, 905-688-5550 x3307;

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