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15 August 2014
African women day PR

African Women’s Day Exhibition at the UWC’s Mayibuye Museum

The University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Mayibuye Museum will host the African Women’s Day Exhibition on campus on Friday, August 2014.

As August has been identified as Women’s Month across South Africa, the event at UWC will include an exhibition, a speech from the invited guest, poetry, music, discussions, and many other activities - including a talk by guest speaker, Mama B, a great  freedom fighter and descendant of the African ancestors who were forcefully taken from Africa to sugar plantations in the Caribbean Islands. She answered the call of Marcus Garvey and repatriated from Jamaica to Africa in the early 1990s.

Each year South Africans commemorate the role played by women in our lives and our democracy, and the role they played in the apartheid struggle.

As children of Africa, this month honours our mothers, sisters and daughters. The focus goes beyond national and continental borders: Our firm belief is that the struggle for women’s emancipation is global, and we honour African women, at home and abroad, for the role they have played and continue to play in the liberation of the oppressed.

We honour their souls, their efforts, their commitment and their integrity.

Theme: Mothers and daughters of Africa, lest you forget your worthiness, strength and role in the building of society.

Date : 15 August 2014

Venue : Mayibuye Museum (UWC Main Campus)

Time : 12h00 - 13h30pm