16 March 2017

 

The human rights and Palestine solidarity organization BDS South Africa invites you to a Afro-Latino dance event celebrating human rights and international solidarity.

 

The event, organized to commemorate Human Rights day, is hosted by Baila Afrika dance family with support from BDS SA, Embassy of Cuba, Embassy of Palestine, People Against Suffering and Oppression (PASSOP), Swaziland Solidarity Network, Friends of Cuba Society (FOCUS), Western Sahara Solidarity Committee and the Orbit Jazz Club.

 

“United Through Dance”

Afro Latino Salsa Dance Party, Celebrating Human Rights and International Solidarity

 

DATE: Monday, 20 March 2017

TIME: 7pm to 1am  (Free dance lesson at 7pm, followed by program on internationalism and thereafter a social dance till late)

VENUE: The Orbit Jazz Club, 81 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

SPEAKERS: Carlos Fernández de Cossío (Ambassador of Cuba), Mitchell Hunter (SA Jews for Palestine and BDS SA), Catherine Constantinides (Former Miss Earth South Africa), comedian Tats Nkonzo and others.

RSVP: Entrance is free but please RSVP by sending an email to info@theorbit.co.za
FACEBOOK: Click here for the Facebook event.
Members of the media and public are invited to this human rights day event.

 

During the 1980s, for South Africans and our liberation, people of the world mobilized in their hundreds of thousands holding protests and rallies as well as organizing music shows, free Mandela concerts and a host of other cultural events to raise awareness of Apartheid South Africa’s racist policies and to build support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Apartheid SA. Today we work towards a better, more just and equal South Africa and at the same time we champion international campaigns and causes in solidarity with oppressed peoples of the world.

 

Click here to watch South African music icon Miriam Makeba singing “A luta continua” in Holland during the 1980s. Makeba, a true internationalist, used art in the fight against Apartheid but also championed other international causes – in this song she celebrates the successful struggle of the people of Mozambique and their leader Samora Machel.

 

ISSUED BY KWARA KEKANA ON BEHALF OF BDS SOUTH AFRICA
BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS AGAINST ISRAEL IN SOUTH AFRICA (BDS SOUTH AFRICA)

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