Mandela’s grandson to speak at UWC event
The grandson of Nelson Mandela will speak at the United World College-USA’s 2019 Annual Conference, which will be held from Thursday, Feb. 21, to Saturday, Feb. 23, on the Montezuma campus.
Ndaba Mandela is the author of the book “Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela.”
Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who served as his country’s president from 1994 to 1999. For four years, he was also joint president for the United World College movement, which has 17 international high schools around the world.
Ndaba Mandela is the co-founder and co-chairman of the Africa Rising Foundation, a nonprofit committed to publicizing the positive image of Africa through publications, films, media and social interaction. He is a member of the Pan-African Youth Council, which works closely with the African Union and was the executive director for UN AIDS, a nonprofit that campaigns to end the stigma of AIDS. Both his parents died from the disease.
Free and open to the public, the annual conference will bring together students from more than 10 high schools in the region for workshops, activities and speakers focusing on different aspects and experiences related to the theme of migration and belonging.
The conference is sponsored by The Bartos Institute for Constructive Engagement of Conflict, which aims to advance the skills of peacemaking and conflict resolution. For a schedule of events, go to www.uwc-usa.org/.