Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela: A Son's Tribute to
Unsung Heroes (Thomas Allen Harris - South Africa/US, 2005)
7 p.m. | Pacific Film Archive Theater
Tickets| $6.50 - $9.50
In Person: Thomas Allen Harris
In 1960, “Lee” [Harris’s stepfather B. Pule Leinaeng] and eleven boyhood friends left their families [in South Africa] to build the anti-apartheid movement and gain support for the African National Congress abroad. Known as The Twelve Who Left, they blazed a trail through sub-Saharan Africa to Europe, Cuba, and North America. Lee later met Harris’s mother, and their Bronx household became a center for their many comrades in the New York anti-apartheid and black nationalist movements. Along the way, Lee documented the struggle and his personal life.
The Stanford Africa Business Forum aims to celebrate thought leaders and change makers on the African continent with the overarching theme of re-imagining development through the changing lens of entrepreneurship and investment at scale.
Tickets | Free for students with ID, $25 General Public
The Institute is holding its inaugural Africa-focused conference featuring speakers including PAN's own Nunu Kidane.
Conference themes include: African Arts and Culture: A Force for Social Change on the Continent; African Women in Leadership; Sustainable Economy: Models for Development and Economic Justice in Africa; and Africa Addresses Climate Change.
Now through Wednesday, April 15
Afro-Contemporary Dance Workshop with Byb Chanel Bibene on Mondays & Wednesdays
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | ODC, 351 Shotwell St., San Francisco
Cost | $112 Full Workshop; $16 Drop-in
Dance, Discover, Connect & Enjoy with Byb and Kiandanda Dance Theater. The workshop explores movements inspired by the traditional dances from the Congo and how these dances are a springboard to African contemporary dance aesthetic. All levels of dance experience welcome.
The Center for African Studies and the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley are pleased to sponsor an evening with human rights advocate Nicholas Opiyo. Nicholas is a constitutional and human rights lawyer. He recently led the successful legal challenge of Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill. As the founder of Chapter Four Uganda, a human rights advocacy organization, he provides legal support to human rights and pro-democracy activists.