University of Leicester
University of Leicester
13:00-15:00 Dr Gavin Brown and Dr Helen Yaffe will lead a session considering how exile, migration and international solidarity linked Leicester with South Africa and Namibia in opposing apartheid. In addition to lecture material, the session will involve a short interactive group activity. at University of Leicester

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Connecting Leicester with South(ern) Africa: anti-apartheid campaigns

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Event Summary:

13:00-15:00 Dr Gavin Brown and Dr Helen Yaffe will lead a session considering how exile, migration and international solidarity linked Leicester with South Africa and Namibia in opposing apartheid. In addition to lecture material, the session will involve a short interactive group activity.

Full Event Details:

This session will contain a short lecture about key South African and Namibian exiles from apartheid who ended up in Leicester, and three key events from the 1980s through which people from Leicester demonstrated their opposition to apartheid in South(ern) Africa.

Year 12 and Access students are welcome to attend individually or as part of a school group. Priority will be given to WP students.

Please email [email protected] for booking information.

This session is part of the University of Leicester Black History Season http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/scs/activities/black-history-season

Suitable For:
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration: Short Session

Min. Students: 50

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