Jack Bloom, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, will discuss the South African civil rights movement, its comparisons to ours of the 1960s and how liberation affects South African citizens today. "South Africa 10 Years After Liberation: What Can We Learn From It?" will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Library Conference Center, room 105.
Bloom has just returned from a six-week visit to South Africa, his third trip to the country. He has written about the civil rights movement in the United States and will compare the struggles in the two countries. He asks these questions: In what ways was their movement different from ours? In what ways are they similar? What was accomplished there and here? How do people think about race there and here? How do we account for the differences between the two countries?
The public is encouraged to attend this free lecture, which is sponsored by the Diversity Programming Group of the Center for Cultural Discovery and Learning. For more information, please call CCDL at (219) 980-6978.