Talk: Nonviolent anti-colonial history in Africa
March 13, 2014
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Briggs Building, room 317
Author and activist Matt Meyer of War Resisters International Africa Working Group will give the presentation, "Recovering nonviolent anti-colonial history in Africa."
Meyer, a teacher, writer and anti-war activist from New York City, worked closely with Bill Sutherland, a pan-African pacifist who had been part of the liberation movements of Africa since he moved to Ghana in 1953. The two collaborated together resulting in the book, Guns and Gandhi in Africa (2000), that tells the story of the role of nonviolent action in Africa's liberation.
Meyer's talk at UDM will give a broad outline of this important aspect of Africa's history that is often neglected or misunderstood, and its implications for the current context of Africa today.
Meyer continues anti-racist education, advocacy and activism both here in the U.S. and in Africa. He is coordinating a War Resisters International conference in Cape Town, South Africa, in August 2014 that will showcase current efforts for peace with justice.
This event is cosponsored by the Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA), the African American Studies Program and Gesu Peace and Justice Committee.
For more information, download the event flyer (PDF).