23 October 2017
For Immediate Release
Freedom Park Celebrates Women Freedom Fighters through of Dialogues
In commemorating Oliver Tambo’s centenary, Freedom Park, is conducting a series of dialogues with women who participated in the liberation struggle. Oliver Reginald Tambo, was the epitome of the struggle for the liberation of South Africa. His standpoint on the emancipation of women has shaped how gender equality is to be achieved even in the current times in our country. Thus far two women liberation fighters have already been engaged in the dialogue and many more have been scheduled to participate. Tomorrow, Freedom Park will engage Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.
The Freedom Park ‘s Pan African Archives (PAA) aims to become a unique centre for knowledge production based on the utilization of the memories of the participants in the struggle for freedom and humanity. It focuses on tapping on the human beings as repositories of memories, knowledge and experiences recorded, documented and preserved for researchers and future generations.
This is created through capturing the contribution of people to the struggle for freedom and humanity and creating public space so as to interrogate, debate, discuss and disseminate the knowledge produced through multi-media vehicles. Memories reside in people with a limited life time it becomes hence PAA prioritizes the collection of the life stories and memories of participants. PAA displays deep sense of urgency for the collection of oral memories from containers whilst they are still alive.
Media is invited as follows:
Date: 24 October 2017
Venue: Freedom Park
012 336 4006/ 060 961 3851
012 336 4080/ 082 851 4203