Brock University Group To Launch Teaching Nelson Mandela initiative At March 21st Symposium

News from Brock University in Niagara, Ontario

March 19th, 2014 – The Brock University African Heritage Recognition Committee will launch its Teaching Nelson Mandela initiative this Friday at a one-day community symposium happening at the University.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

What: Teaching Nelson Mandela Initiative symposium
 When: Friday, March 21, from 1 to 8:30 p.m.
 Where: Brock University, Plaza 600F and Academic South 201
 
The symposium marks the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and commemorates South Africa’s 1960 Sharpeville Massacre of March 21.
 The event will feature a series of talks that highlight the teaching and learning possibilities of incorporating Nelson Mandela’s life and work into the university curriculum. It will also include poetry readings, musical performances and a screening of a documentary of Mandela’s life and contributions to society.
 
Panel discussions take place from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 600F of the Plaza Building.
 
Poetry readings, musical performances and a screening of the documentary The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela take place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Academic South 201.
 
These events are all free and open to the public. Refreshments included.
 
The Teaching Nelson Mandela initiative is a partnership between the Brock University African Heritage Recognition Committee, the Centre for Research in Multiliteracies, and the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation. Its aim is to incorporate aspects and values of Mandela’s life into teaching at the University through class assignments and public lectures and discussions.Find out more about Brock University and its programs and upcoming events, and how to find its campus facilities by visiting http://www.brocku.ca/ .

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