by Jenny Wells, Derrick Meads
(April 14, 2014) — This week and next, the University of Kentucky will host a panel discussion and an anti-apartheid activist to honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
Mandela’s name is now synonymous with South Africa’s bold attempt at national reconciliation. In light of his recent passing, the panel will explore his legacy at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Room 230 of the UK Student Center. A reception will follow the discussion.
The event will trace the global discourse of truth and reconciliation through a broader consideration of Mandela’s remarkable life.
According to Stephen Davis, assistant professor in the UK African American and Africana Studies program, Mandela’s life has become a point of reference in global debates about violence, memory and truth-telling.
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