Jenni Williams / Co-Founder, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA)
Mkhuseli Jack / Veteran, South Africa Anti-Apartheid Struggle
Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Description: The human potential and economic power of Africa are growing faster than ever before, but so too are threats to the freedom, safety and social justice sought by its people. Authoritarian rulers, corrupt officials, violent transnational traffickers, sectarian extremist groups, and foreign governments and corporations that wish to extract even more of its resources are competing for control of the continent’s future with the people of Africa. The people’s power has to be organized and applied to all these challenges, and there are many signs that this can be done. Where should civil society groups, local campaigns and larger movements focus their attention? What are the best issues to confront first? How can civil resistance be used as the chassis for practical action? Jenni and Khusta will lead a creative, open discussion of these and related questions.