Guest Speaker: Mkhuseli Jack / Veteran, South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Struggle
Title: A Force More Powerful: “Freedom in Our Time”
Date: Monday, June 17th, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Description: Mkhuseli Jack was one of the most effective leaders in summoning the people’s participation in nonviolent action, in recent history. In particular, his leadership of the consumer boycott campaign in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, helped to show how the costs of apartheid could be transferred from the people of black townships to the commercial business community on which the support and revenue of the government partly depended – a comparable strategy to the strikes by black workers aimed at industrial corporations, and the external sanctions by foreign governments which made doing international business in South Africa more difficult.
Khusta, as he is commonly known, was seen by Nelson Mandela as one of the best organizers on which the movement could depend. He will share ideas and stories from his work on behalf of bringing justice and rights to all South Africans, and also his reflections about South Africa today.
Watch this Presentation:
- A Force More Powerful Film website
- Narco News TV. Two Struggles, One Story.
- Rothschild, Leehee. Mkhuseli “Khusta” Jack and the Art of the Boycott. Narco News: June 7, 2013.