Free Speech and the Movement against Apartheid in South Africa

Monday, September 29, 2014

Gund Theater, UC Berkeley Art Museum

PANEL: 4:00-6:00 pm
Divestment Revisited: UC Berkeley, the Free Speech Movement, and South Africa Divestment Movement
A panel of faculty, alumni and students will revisit the anti-Apartheid divestment movement, consider lessons learned, relate the movement to the Free Speech Movement as part of a wider discussion about the University of California, current social movements and social change.
Panelists:
Hon. Nancy Skinner, Assembly Member, District 15, California State Assembly
Todd Gitlin, Professor of Sociology and Journalism, Columbia University
Gay Seidman, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ricky Vincent, Lecturer, African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Andrea Pritchett, Former member of the Campaign Against Apartheid
Tim Kingston, Journalist, Activist
Victoria Fernandez, Student and Coordinator, Fossil Free Cal
Moderator: Michael Watts, Professor, Geography, University of California, Berkeley
 
FILM: 7:30-9:30 pm
Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa
A film about Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter, set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. He lost an arm but not his faith in democracy and reconciliation. 
With Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg and discussant Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley