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“The Hard Work of Reconciliation”: Celebrating the Legacy of Nelson R. Mandela

Panel Discussion: Highlight | April 28 | 2-6 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

Justice Albie Sachs, South African Constitutional Court; Davi Kopenawa, Spiritual Leader of the Yanomami Indians

Linda Biehl, Co-Founder and Director, Amy Biehl Foundation; Ntobeko Peni, Program Manager, Amy Biehl Foundation; Ventura R. Pérez, Bio-Archeologist, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Manfred Jacobs, Warden, Victor Vester Prison

Department of Anthropology

2:00 Welcome: TBA
Introduction: Prof. Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Key Note: Albie Sachs, Justice, South African Constitutional Court, will
speak on “The Soft Vengeance of Radical Hope”

Panel 1 "The Hard Work of Reconciliation"

Linda Biehl, Co-Founder and Director of the Amy Biehl Foundation US
and the Amy Biehl Trust SA. Mother of Amy Biehl, who was murdered in political violence in Gugulethu Township, Cape Town, 1993

Ntobeko Peni, Amy Biehl Foundation, South Africa. Following his conviction in the Biehl case, time spent in Victor Verster prison, Ntobeko was granted amnesty by the TRC , and has spent 15 years working for the Amy Biehl Foundation on behalf of changing children’s lives in the townships of Cape Town

Manfred Jacobs, Warden, Victor Verster Prison, Paarl, Western Cape Mandela spent his last year and a half in Victor Verster prison before his release in1990; Ntobeko Peni served his prison term in the same prison, five years after Madiba was released to the world.

Panel 2

“No Reconciliation without Acknowledgement - the Assault on
Indigenous Peoples” 5-6pm

Key Note: Davi Kopenawa, Spiritual Leader of the Yanomami Indians in Brazil, the largest existent hunter gathering 'tribe' of first peoples in the Americas. Davi will address environmental violence and ethnocide.

Discussant: Ventura R. Pérez, Bio-Archeologist (U Massachusetts, Amherst) “Repatriation of Yaqui Indian Human Remains as Restorative Justice"


Sponsors: Medical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, Law and Society, Survival International, USA

All Audiences

Reception to follow from 6-7 p.m.