International symposium on Cuba’s role in ending apartheid in South Africa September 27 & 28, University of Toronto
The two-day symposium, Africa’s Unknown War: Apartheid Terror, Cuba & Southern Africa Liberation, commemorates the 25th anniversary of the battle of Cuito Cuanavale, a landmark in the struggle for African independence & self-determination: the decisive defeat in Angola of the racist armed forces of the apartheid South African state by combined Cuban and Angolan troops.
The symposium is being held at the
visiting scholars and activists from Cuba and elsewhere who participated in Cuba’s anti-apartheid action. The event begins at 7pm, Friday, September 27 with the film screening of Brothers and Sisters Keeper: Cuba and Southern African Liberation, followed by panel discussion and reception. On the following day, Saturday, September 28, the program continues from 8:30am – 5pm with a series of panels and keynote presentations on the following topics: Apartheid's War of Terror; Cuban and Southern African
Liberation; The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale & Legacies of the Liberation Struggle.
Sponsors include: University of Toronto (African Studies, Caribbean Studies Program & New College): CUPW; Chair of Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University; USW; A Different Booklist;
￼William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks Street,
￼University of Toronto. The symposium features
Featured speakers include: *Jorge Risquet (Cuba’s chief diplomat in Africa in the 1970s-80s); *John Saul (internationally acclaimed scholar and anti-apartheid activist); *Silvio Baró (scholar of Cuban foreign policy and former member of Cuba’s mission to Angola); *Piero Gleijeses(Professor of U.S. Foreign Policy and Johns Hopkins University, and 2005 Guggenheim Fellow); *Prexy Nesbitt (former representative of the MPLA (People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola) in the United States).
Canadian Network On Cuba; Group for Research and Initiative in the
Liberation of Africa.
For more information please you can contact Isaac Saney (firstname.lastname@example.org; tel. 902- 494-153); Melanie Newton (email@example.com; tel. 416-978-4054); Miguel san Vincente (firstname.lastname@example.org; tel. 416-538-0889)
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