DSU hosts Nelson Mandela's granddaughter in honor of Black History Month

February 7, 2017
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ST. GEORGE, Utah - + Video – In commemoration of Black History Month, Swati Dlamini Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, will deliver a keynote address on the Dixie State University campus about her family’s legacy in building a sense of community in post-apartheid South Africa.

The entire southern Utah community is invited to hear Mandela speak about the fight against discrimination, a matter of which her family is deeply committed. 

Swati Mandela’s address will be about an hour at 5:00 p.m, February 9 in the Concert hall of DSU’s Dolores Dore´ Eccles Fine Arts Center. Admission is free. In addition to the speech, Mandela will participate in a meet-and-greet banquet at 6:30 the same evening in the Zion Room on the fifth floor of the Holland Centennial Commons. Tickets are $50 and available at https://commerce.cashnet.com/WEBDIXIE

Mandela is the founding partner and managing director of Qunu Workforce, South Africa’s leading consultancy in creating equality in the workforce for those living with disabilities.She is also a co-producer of a documentary about the life of Winnie Mandela, which is set to be released this year.

Mandela’s keynote address on the DSU campus is sponsored by Dixie State’s Multicultural and Inclusion Center and the Office of the President. Director, Daneka Souberbielle said, “The opportunity to hear firsthand about her family’s work in building community across South Africa and the world is extraordinary.

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