From Anti-apartheid to the Human Rights Battles of 2012:
Learning from Canada’s First Global Solidarity Movement

The international Anti-Apartheid movement was one of the first truly international social movements the world had seen. Activists all across the globe organized political actions in support of Southern African liberation movements and those organizing uprisings and protests in the townships. This international movement included thousands of Canadians. In our age of global issues, what can Canada's contribution to one of the first truly global campaigns for human rights and justice teach us about today's struggles?

 

 

 

About Kofi Hope


Kofi Hope is an activist and scholar who has extensive experience in youth work and political advocacy. He recently completed a doctorate in politics at Oxford University; his thesis explores the ways in which progressive civil society organizations turn values into policy and create North-South partnerships. Kofi has worked extensively in community development work in Toronto, mobilizing youth to advocate for real solutions to the issue of gun violence, managing various youth initiatives, and increasing the United Church of Canada's capacity to support community programs for visible minority youth. Kofi is a Rhodes Scholar, a global traveler, and an accomplished public speaker. The Toronto Star named him one of the Top 10 People to Watch in 2006.


The conversations are free but seating is limited, so please register

Date: Monday, January 23, 2012 

Location: St. Jamestown Community Corner

Address: 200 Wellesley St East (Map)

Time: 6:00 - 7:50 pm

Admission: Free

RSVP:  couch@couchichinginstitute.ca or 416-494-1440, ext. 225

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