Talk by Former South African Political Prisoner

September 28, 2012 3:23 pm Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies

CHRPSThe Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies will host a talk with former South African political prisoner Eddie Daniels on Wednesday, October 2, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the community, will take place in the Leonard Lief Library’s second-floor atrium.

Daniels was a member of the Liberal Party, which staged protests against the apartheid regime by sabotaging government utilities. Captured, he was imprisoned for fifteen years on Robben Island, where he befriended Nelson Mandela. For more information on this event, contact jasmial.rivera@lehman.cuny.edu.

Established in 2010, the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies is a central place where Lehman faculty, students, staff, as well as members of the community, can address issues of human rights abuse taking place locally, nationally, and internationally. Each year, the Center hosts film screenings, lectures, and conferences.