The role played by Bantu Stephen Biko & Black Consciousness in the South African liberation struggle.

The Steve Biko Centre, an initiative of the Steve Biko Foundation and Baxter Theatre Centre invite you to;
An exploration of the role played by Bantu Stephen Biko & Black Consciousness in the South African liberation struggle.

Date: Friday 9 March 2012
Time: 11h00 - 13h00
Venue: Golden Arrow Studio

The life and ideas of young activist Steve Biko inspired many black people and continue to do so in the contemporary society throughout the world. His ideas and writings on black consciousness empowered people with a new sense of self-worth, self-motivation and an attitude of activism. His contribution to the South African Liberation struggle took over two decades to be noticed and celebrated, and 20 years after his death we began to see symbols in his memory, such as:
• The Steve Biko Monument in Ginsberg Township
• The renaming of John Vorster Bridge in East London to the Steve Biko Bridge.
• The renaming of the Ginsberg Community Cemetery into The Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance by former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

In ensuring that we fully support the Grade 12 History curriculum and keep Biko’s legacy alive for this generation and the generations to follow, the Steve Biko Centre has resolved to undertake a program targeting youth and teach about Steve Biko and the philosophy of Black Consciousness under the title Steve Biko Legacy Lectures. This is an important collaboration with Baxter Theatre and we encourage schools to attend this lecture taking place on 9 March 2012. This will also be an important lecture in preparing for the First Paper for Grade 12 History Learners which will be written around September and October 2012 under the chapter The Rise of the Civil Rights Movement.

The lecture will be presented by Mr. Jongi Hoza from The Steve Biko Centre.

For bookings you may contact Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962 or Carmen Kearns on 021 680 3993 during office hours.

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