South Africa: Building Civil Society and Resolving Conflicts
Update: You can now download for free a copy of Boatamo’s talk including introductions and the Question and Answer portion of the evening. Please Click Here to visit the Indymedia article and download the separate segments.
Dr. Boatamo Yvonne “Ati” Mosupyoe, African Studies Program Director, California State University, Sacramento, will be the special guest of a dinner hosted by the Resource Center for Nonviolence at El Palomar Restaurant, 1336 Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz on Thursday January 10th at 5:30 p.m. and a 7:30 p.m. program at the Veterans Hall, 846 Front St.Dr. Mosupyoe is an expert on mediation and interest-based negotiation, conflict resolution and civil society’s role in mitigating and resolving conflicts. Mosupyoe will address Africa’s unique contribution to the growing appreciation of mediation and conflict resolution methodologies and ethics in addressing regional and world problems. Her presentation will include various South Africa case studies.Dr. Mosupyoe also serves on the Advisory Board of Global Majority in Monterey. She is a native of Tshwane, South Africa, received her PhD from UC Berkeley, and has published on a broad range of subjects, including Pan Africanism, ethnic studies, and “Mediation of Patriarchy and Sexism by Women in South Africa.”Dinner reservations are $40-100 sliding-scale and spaces are limited. A $5-10 suggested sliding-scale donation is asked for the 7:30 p.m. program, with no one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, call 423-1626.