June 16: A backward glance with a view to the future
The exhibition and a commemorative event bring into focus the power of youth activism. The struggles of South African students for freedom, human rights and equal education are highlighted and celebrated. In this year of 20 years of democracy, it is fitting to reflect on the progress towards achieving the dreams and aspirations of the youth who fought in the 70’s and 80’s. What challenges remain in terms of youth development?
DATE: 17th June 2014
TIME: 12h50 – 14h00VENUE: Library Atrium, LEVEL 5 - UWC Main Library
12h50 – 13h00Guests look over the exhibition
13h00 – 13h05The Library Director: Ms P.P. Ntshuntshe-Matshaya
Welcome & Introduction
13h05 – 13h15Mr Keith Gottschalk : Newspaper clippings & A backward a glance
13h15 – 13h35Dr Simphiwe Sesanti (Journalist & Political analyst) putting June 16 and student struggles into context: current youth problems
13h35 – 13h55Dr Joy Papier (Institiute for Post School Studies) Briefing on youth development policies. What is UWC doing.
13h55 – 14h00Nabisa Mbali : Closing & invitation to contribute to the commemoration wall