Can't wait for Thursday's Monuments & Memories - Art & Race - USA and South Africa, 6 Aug 2020, 1-2pm South African time. Dr LaNitra Berger of George Mason University (Virginia) will be in conversation with Melanie Burke, societal change practitioner based in St James, Cape Town.
A Table Mountain National Park ranger on 13 July reported the damage to Rhodes' bust on Rhodes Memorial, just up from where I live in Rosebank. That was nothing compared with what has been happening to statues around the world after George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis on 25 May. My friend, Clare, who lives one block from Monument Ave in Richmond, Virginia, watched the Confederate generals come down, all but one. She has been enjoying the graffiti on the pedestals which are being painted grey at dawn! Clare will be joining us on Thursday, their breakfast time, 7-8am, and I hope you will too (lunch time here). We'll be discussing the parallels and differences between the States and South Africa, giving context and addressing positive social change; #BlackLivesMatter.
Email me to book: firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp/Text +27 (0)72 377 8014 no later than 11am on Thurs, and I'll send you the Zoom login.
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