[act-ma] 3/24 Transforming South Africa - A Discussion at e5 (Monday @ 6:30 p.m.)
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Transforming South Africa - A Discussion with Mazibuko Jara
Monday, March 24 at 6:30pm
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Join the e5 community in a conversation with South Africa's Mazibuko K.
Jara. On the eve of what may be South Africa's most consequential election
(this May), Mazibuko Jara will share his perspective as an on-the-ground
activist AND revolutionary thinker.
About Mazibulo: Jara is one of the founder members of the Democratic Left
Front (DLF), a broad front of some 35 social movements, left groups and
independent trade unions in South Africa, which was formed in January 2011.
The Democratic Left Front seeks not only to build a new set of politics in
South Africa but also to provide a platform for the pursuit of a
transformative project that will "challenge capitalist power, inequality,
the failure of political leadership and other crises facing our country".
Mazibuko Jara has held positions as a Project Coordinator and then National
Director at the National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality, and
founding Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). He is also an
Associate Editor of Amandla! - a bi-monthly left magazine. From 2000 until
2005, he served as the chief spokesperson and strategist of the SACP. He
was also the Deputy National Secretary of the SACP's Young Communist
League. He was expelled from both for his critical views on the
organisations' endorsements of Jacob Zuma as ANC and South Africa's
President. He is an MPhil candidate at the University of the Western Cape
(UWC). He is a research associate at the University of Cape Town's Centre
for Law and Society.
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