The Prisoners’ Struggle – From South Africa to Palestine
OXFORD ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK 2015
Speaker: Professor Denis Goldberg, ANC fighter and former political prisoner
Chair: Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh F.B.A., Balliol College
Friday, February 20
5pm, South School, Examination Schools
Denis Goldberg is a veteran of the South African national liberation movement. As a member of the ANC led armed struggle, Goldberg was sentenced to life imprisonment at the Rivonia Trial alongside Nelson Mandela and other ANC leaders. Upon his release to Israel in 1985 after 22 years in prison, Goldberg resumed campaigning against apartheid and colonialism, condemning Israel for supporting the South African apartheid regime as well as for its treatment of the Palestinians. He has been involved with many struggles for justice since, both in South Africa and abroad, ranging from education justice to work against rape and sexual violence. In 1988 Goldberg was awarded the Albert J. Luthuli African Peace Award, and in 2009 the Order of Luthuli (Silver) by the President of South Africa. He is also an Honorary Life Member of the Unison Trade Union in the United Kingdom, and has lectured at many universities around the world.
Sudhir Hazareesingh is CUF Lecturer in Politics and a Tutorial Fellow in Politics at Balliol College, Oxford. He is a fellow of the British Academy and winner of the Prix D’Histoire of the Fondation Napoleon for his 2006 book, The Legend of Napoleon. His In The Shadow of the General (Le Mythe Guallien) was published by Gallimard in France in 2010 and by OUP in 2011 and was awarded the History Prize 2010 by the French Senate.
Oxford Israeli Apartheid week is hosted by the Oxford Students’ Arab Cultural Society.
This event is co-sponsored by the Oxford University Africa Society, Oxford Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), Oxford University Amnesty International, Oxford Radical Forum, rs21, Oxford Pan Afrikan Forum (OXPAF), OUSU Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality (CRAE), Jewish Students for Justice in Palestine, and Oxford Students’ Palestine Society.
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