UNU-IAS initiated a monthly lecture series on the theme of “Mandela and I” for people who are interested in studying the lessons and legacies of Nelson Mandela as a way to improve their understanding of leadership and moral authority in the world. The lecture series is organized as part of the UNU-IAS project on Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (ESDA), along with the cooperation of the South African Embassy in Tokyo.
For our sixth, and penultimate, lecture in the series, we welcome Father Michael Lapsley, Representative of the Institute for Healing of Memories (IHOM) in Cape Town, South Africa. After he was expelled from South Africa during apartheid, Father Lapsley became a member of the African National Congress and mobilised support against apartheid. Following Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, Father Lapsley was sent a letter bomb from which he lost both hands and his sight in one eye. He established the Institute for Healing of Memories, which offers opportunities for South Africans to tell their stories in workshops where they work through their trauma.
The 1.5 hour lecture session will consist of a 35–45 minute lecture by Father Michael Lapsley, including a viewing of a film clip, and a subsequent Q&A and discussion session.
This event will be conducted in English and moderated by the “Mandela & I” student secretariat team.
The poster for this event can be downloaded here.
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2F Reception Hall
United Nations University
53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925