Mandela: Struggle for Freedom looks at Nelson Mandela and the movement that formed around him. Follow Mandela into hiding after he is declared an outlaw. Experience the bittersweet joy of his release, after 27 long years of imprisonment. Finally, witness South Africa’s first democratic elections, and find out about Mandela’s efforts to rebuild a nation shattered by racism and injustice. In addition, you can take a stand in front of a replica of a giant armoured vehicle, make a virtual protest poster on a digital light table, and enter a secret apartment for freedom fighters forced underground.
Born 101 years ago (b. July 18, 1918, Mvezo, South Africa, d. 2013), Nelson Mandela was one of the most famous human rights defenders of the 20th century and the face of a movement against racial injustice that rocked the world. In 2009, in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom, the United Nations General Assembly declared July 18 “Nelson Mandela International Day.”
Nelson Mandela is one of only five people to be made honorary Canadian citizens and he travelled to Canada just a few months after his historic 1990 release from prison to thank Canadians for their continued support.
Please note we have very limited tickets for the Mandela exhibition, however being presented on this date is The Insights Discussion Series featuring Triumphs: A conversation with Former Child Soldier, Musician, Actor, and Refugee Activist, Emmanuel Jal which is FREE from 7:00pm – 8:15pm with registration required.
To register please contact the YAY Events Team: 416.932.1919
Andre Blenman, Events Coordinator via email at [email protected]
Summer Jim, Assistant Events Coordinator via email at [email protected]