Nelson Mandela Lessons for Palestine, Political Prisoners, and Economic Justice

Date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
The BRECHT FORUM 388 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217
Contact: 

(212) 242-4201, brechtforum@brechtforum.org

BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Co-Sponsored with the Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism (CODZ)
Nelson Mandela
Lessons for Palestine, Political Prisoners, and Economic Justice
Glen Ford, Laura Whitehorn, and Joel Kovel
Millions mourned the recent death of South African leader Nelson Mandela, who was instrumental in bringing about an end to Apartheid in that country. In the midst of well-deserved accolades, however, little was said, much less debated, about Mandela's support for Palestine, economic justice, and political prisoners. This panel addresses these largely ignored aspects of the Mandela legacy, with three critical perspectives each shedding crucial light on what Mandela, his errors as much as his accomplishments, have to teach us for future struggle.

Presenters:
Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report
Laura Whitehorn, Former political prisoner, Organizer with Release Aging People
in Prison (RAPP)
Joel Kovel, Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism

Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
Free for Brecht Forum Subscribers