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2:00 pm

The Activism of Nelson Mandela

October 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HG 147, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk
York, YO31 7EX United Kingdom
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As part of Black History Month 2019, the School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy is proud to present this free event. About this Event The Activism of Nelson Mandela, Tuesday 29th October (Week 6), HG 147, 2-3pm. Come along for this exciting free talk by Sarah Slator (Oxford Brookes University). Before his sentence to life imprisonment in 1964, Nelson Mandela was a leading member of the African National Congress, co-founding its armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe. Vocal in his opposition to apartheid before the ANC was made illegal in South Africa, he remained active when working underground, leaving the country to tour abroad and gather support against the apartheid government. In this talk spanning Mandela's early career, Sarah will detail his rise to prominence, both within South Africa and across the world. Everyone is welcome, so please do come along. Please contact Dr Anne-Marie Evans (a.evans@yorksj.ac.uk) if you have any questions.

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6:30 pm

Peter Hitchens – The case against Cannabis Legalisation

October 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Room SLB/118, Spring Lane Building, University of York, University of York
York, YO10 5DD
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£2 – £4

The York Union warmly invites you to attend our second external speaker event of the new academic year as we welcome Peter Hitchens. Peter Hitchens is a Mail on Sunday columnist; author and University of York alumnus. With a circulation of well over one million copies each Sunday, Hitchens' columns are some of the most widely read in the United Kingdom. His books include 'The Abolition of Britain'; 'The Rage Against God'; 'The War We Never Fought' and most recently 'The Phoney Victory: The World War II Illusion'. The address will include a Q&A during which time audience members can pose questions to Peter. Our events are as intelligent as our audience so please join us for what should be a lively and engaging evening! Please bring your free ticket with you to the event. You cannot be guaranteed entry without your ticket but those without tickets may be allowed entry only if spaces are available. To cover the expenses of hosting this event we suggest a small donation of £2 from students and £4 from members of the public at the door for those who are able. The York Union is a strictly not-for-profit organisation run by a small group of volunteers.

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