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Distinguished South African Guests to Visit This Week

As part of our year-long international programming, we are pleased to welcome two distinguished South African guests to campus this week – Ms. Barbara Hogan and Mr. Ahmed Kathrada. Both individuals are world-renowned anti-apartheid activities who played a major role in the creation of a democratic South African along with Nelson Mandela.

During their visit, a stateside exhibit of Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada: A South African Activist for Non-Racialism and Democracy will open on April 13, 2011 in the Webb Museum of Anthropology at Lafferty Hall on UK’s campus. In honor of their work on human rights issues, Ms. Hogan and Mr. Kathrada will receive honorary degrees from the University of Kentucky on April 14. The University Press of Kentucky has also released Mr. Kathrada’s memoir, No Bread for Mandela, and there will be a book signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Saturday April 16 at 2:00 p.m.

To learn more about these inspirational individuals as well as other South African activists, please check out our newest issue of Ampersand. A&S will also stream the convocation ceremony live at A&S InsideOut.

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