IJR: Ahley Kriel Memorial Lecture


Join IJR for a special one time screening of the film Action Kommandant at the 13th Annual Ahley Kriel Memorial Lecture

Join the Institution for Justice and Reconciliation on Tuesday 27 September 2016 at the Life Sciences Auditorium, University of the Western Cape for a special 13th Annual Ashley Kriel Memorial Lecture and screening of the film Action Kommandant.

The film Action Kommandant, directed by filmmaker Nadine Cloete tells the story of slain South African liberation fighter, Ashley Kriel who during the oppressive apartheid era was known as the Ché Guevara of Cape Town’s notorious ‘Cape Flats’. Born into a single-mother, working class family in Bonteheuwel he grew to become the symbol of 1980s youth resistance. Ashley’s story is told through pockets of memory opened by those who were closest to him. The screening will be followed by a discussion about issues raised by the film and allow for a deeper engagement on challenges facing the youth of South Africa today.

In commemoration of the contribution that the youth across South Africa played in the struggle against oppression, exploitation and exclusion on the basis of race, gender and class, this year’s lecture will provide a platform to honour South Africa’s past and current youth leadership and achievements.

IJR’s Ashley Kriel Youth Leadership Development Project, including this annual lecture, is to help empower young people to realise their full potential and their individual roles and responsibilities in achieving their personal goals and contributing to the development of societies that are non-racial, non-sexist and all-inclusive.

Watch the Action Kommandant trailer here.

Learn more about the background of IJR’s Ashley Kriel Youth Leadership Development Project here.

Date: 27 September 2016,

Venue: University of the Western Cape (New Life Sciences Auditorium)

Time: 17:30 for 18:00

RSVP: Kindly confirm your attendance by Monday 26 September 2016 by sending an email to justiceandreconciliation@gmail.com

Media Enquiries: Gugu Nonjinge at 021 202 4039 / gnonjinge@ijr.org.za


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