2018 Lecture - Hon Julia Gillard (Former Australian Prime Minister)


Soweto: South Africans bid farewell to liberation fighter Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday in a stirring funeral service at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, with power salutes, tribute songs, tears and cheers.

The funeral ended more than a week of mourning for Madikizela-Mandela, one of the last of the generation of revered anti-apartheid leaders who won freedom for their people.


Montreal has followed the Quebec government’s example in naming Feb. 11 Nelson Mandela Day.

July 18, Mandela’s birthday, is celebrated around the world as International Nelson Mandela Day.

“Contrary to some other places that chose the birthday, we chose the day when he was set free from prison,” said Fo Niemi, executive director of the Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR), who worked for many years with the city and province to adopt the measure and was on hand to watch the unanimous motion in city council.

2017 Lecture - Prof. Gary Foley
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