Toronto Conversations Present: From Anti-apartheid to the Human Rights Battles of 2012

The Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs

Toronto Conversations 

Present: From Anti-apartheid to the Human Rights Battles of 2012: Learning from Canada’s First Global Solidarity Movement

With Kofi Hope


Date: Monday, January 23, 2012

Location: St. James Town Community Corner

Address: 200 Wellesley Street East, Toronto

Time: 6:00 - 7:50 pm

Cost: Free (seating is limited)


RSVP: or 416-494-1440, ext. 225 

The international Anti-Apartheid movement was one the first truly international social movements the world had seen. Activists all across the globe organized political actions in support of Southern African liberation movements and those organizing uprisings and protests in the townships. This international movement included thousands of Canadians. In our age of global issues, what can Canada's contribution to one of the first truly global campaigns for human rights and justice teach us about today's struggles?


About Kofi Hope:

Kofi Hope is a community activist and scholar, with extensive experience in youth work and political advocacy. He recently completed a Doctorate in Politics from Oxford University, where he specialized in research on how progressive civil society organizations turn values into policy and create North-South partnerships. Kofi worked extensively in community development work in Toronto, mobilizing youth to advocate for real solutions to the issue of gun violence, managing various youth initiatives and working for one year with the United Church of Canada to increase the church’s ability to support community programs with visible minority youth. A global traveler Kofi has spoken widely in Canada, the UK and the Canadian media, receiving various awards including a Rhodes Scholarship and being named on of the Top 10 People to Watch in 2006 by the Toronto Star.

Limited seating, please RSVP: or call 416-494-1440, ext. 225

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