Thursday, 17 October 2013

Remembering Black Wednesday

18/10/2013: Public meeting: the relevance of Black Wednesday

The Unemployed Peoples’ Movement; School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University; Daily Dispatch and Grocott’s Mail invite you to a public meeting to commemorate Black Wednesday, the day in 1977 when newspapers were banned and activists and journalists jailed for their opposition to the apartheid regime and for speaking truth to power.

Black Wednesday is commemorated every year, to remind South Africa of the heroic efforts of those who struggled to bring about a more just society, including respect for the rights to freedom of expression and media freedom. Thirty-six years later, what is the relevance of Black Wednesday? To what extent have these rights been achieved, and where are we going?

When: October 18, 17.00 to 19.00

Where: Arts Minor lecture theatre, Rhodes University

Speakers: Co-chairs: Thembani Onceya (Right 2 Know Campaign), Lithabo Fekele (Rhodes SRC); Prof. Jane Duncan (School of Journalism and Media Studies); Dawn Barkhuizen, Daily Dispatch; Steven Lang, editor, Grocotts Mail.

For more information, contact Ayanda Kota, 0786256462, or Jane Duncan, 0827863600