Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Kumi Naidoo. Photo: Amnesty International

Global Social Justice leader Kumi Naidoo will be the fifth guest speaker to deliver the International Human Rights Lecture series at The Mary Robinson Centre on March 6.

Mr Naidoo follows in the footsteps of Elders Professor Muhammad Yunus, Graça Machel and Hina Jilani, and US Senator George Mitchell.

His lecture will be followed by a discussion between himself and Mary Robinson, led by journalist Olivia O’Leary.

Kumi Naidoo’s lifelong work as a social justice campaigner began as a young man living under South Africa’s apartheid regime. Embedded in local community activism, his anti-apartheid activities led to his multiple arrests and forced his ultimate exile to England, was sparked by his experiences as a young man of South Africa’s notorious apartheid regime.  Deeply embedded in activism in his local community, his anti-apartheid activities led to multiple arrests and his ultimate exile in England, where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, earning a PhD in Political Sociology.

Inspired by Nelson Mandela, Mr Naidoo has, in turn, inspired many as a leader, an activist and a voice for change in education, development and social justice – most notably during his time at Greenpeace International, with Africans Rising and Amnesty International.

The lecture is free of charge. For more information or to reserve a seat please visit the Mary Robinson Centre website or call the centre on 086 8093965.

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