september, 2019

tue24sep7:00 pm"Steve Biko: Black Consciousness as Resistance to the Apartheid State"7:00 pm Luther College Center for Faith and Life Recital HallAge Range:All agesCost:Free/Small Donation

Event Details

Mark your calendars for a series of public talks by Luther faculty

A Luther College tradition continues this year with the return of
“Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series.” Since 1983, Luther faculty
have presented research from a variety of disciplines, centered on a
common theme. This year the focus is on “Resistance and Resilience.”

Sept. 24 – Martin Klammer, professor of English, presents “Steve Biko: Black Consciousness as Resistance to the Apartheid State”

Drawing inspiration from liberation movements across Africa and from
Black Power and black theology in the United States, Black Consciousness
inspired a generation of South African blacks to create community
centers, clinics and other self-help organizations, and to stand up to
the apartheid regime, often at the risk of their lives. Biko himself
died while in police custody, but his life, writing and legacy lived on,
helping bring about the end of apartheid and a new South Africa in
1994.

All lectures will take place at 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall with receptions to follow in Qualley Lounge. Sponsored by the Paideia Endowment, these events are always open to the public with no charge for admission.

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm

Location

Luther College Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall

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