Doing Life with Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend

Please Join CVCC for a virtual Interdisciplinary Read event on October 21 at 12 PM. This read will be presenting "Doing Life with Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend."

Join us as we hear a firsthand account of Mandela's years on Robben Island from not only his former prison guard, but also from his friend, Christo Brand.

10/19/2020

Mandela Book Read

When Christo Brand first arrived at Robben Island Maximum Security Prison in 1978, Mandela was already 60 years old.  Mandela spent 18 years on Robben Island before being transferred to the mainland.  In total, Mandela served 27 years in prison before he was released.

It was under the watchful and dangerous conditions of a prison environment that these two men formed a relationship which would become so much more.  They developed a close friendship built on trust and mutual respect.  Their friendship demonstrates the possibility to transcend manmade constructs that impose division among us.  It is a reminder that our shared humanity can be found even in the most inhumane of places.

Join us as we hear a firsthand account of Mandela's years on Robben Island from not only his former prison guard, but also from his friend, Christo Brand. 

Please join CVCC Interdisciplinary Read virtually using Zoom. Be sure to download the software on your computer in advance. Instruction will be on the Zoom website. 

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Join Meeting: To get started with the Interdisciplinary Read, click here at CVCC Interdisciplinary Read Zoom Meeting or copy and paste the URL in your browser. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87434211291

Meeting ID: 874 3421 1291

 

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