Art Gallery Exhibit: Helen Suzman, Fighter for Human Rights

January 22, 2013 by Lisa · Comments Off 
Filed Under: art gallery, events

Beginning January 22, 2013, The McGladrey Art Gallery will host a traveling exhibit honoring the life and work of Helen Suzman, the iconic South African leader and activist.  A member of Parliament for 36 years (1953-1989), Suzman stood alone as the governing body’s only member of the Progressive Party — and sole opposing voice to apartheid — for 13 years (1961-1974).

All are invited to attend the opening reception for this important exhibit on Wednesday, January 30, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. There will be a guest speaker and opening remarks at 5:00pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights
January 22 – February 22, 2013

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Guest Speaker & Opening Remarks at 5:00pm
light refreshments will be served

Helen Suzman

Helen Suzman (1917-2009)
Parliamentarian, human rights activist, sole representative of opposition party (the Progressive Party) in parliament during apartheid. Suzman was nominated for the Nobel Peace Price twice in recognition of her pursuit of justice in South Africa.

More on Helen Suzman here: http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/helen-suzman

Sponsored by Dr. Earl Avery, The Office of the Provost and the Arts and Lectures Program

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