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Virtual Exhibition Opening: “Mandela: Struggle for Freedom”

February 18 @ 7:00 PM

Join us for an evening with two people who have intimate knowledge of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy: Isabelle Masson, Lead Curator for “Mandela: Struggle for Freedom,” Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and John Davis, first American news reporter to interview Nelson Mandela after his release from prison in 1990 and Board Member, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. The opening program will also include songs performed by Quava Vocal Group, a multi-award winning classical/jazz a cappella group based in Johannesburg, South Africa. William M. Daley, Vice Chairman of Public Affairs for Wells Fargo, will share opening remarks.

Register: http://ihm.ec/mandelaopening

Read more about the exhibition: http://ihm.ec/mandela

Presenting Sponsors: Wells Fargo, Allstate, Elizabeth Morse Charitable Genius Trust

Supporters: Jenner & Block; Women’s Leadership Committee of Illinois Holocaust Museum; Lester & Edward Anixter Family Foundation; Brenda & Lance Feis

Contributors: Chicago Bulls; Ernst & Young LLP; Nicor Gas; Victory Park Capital Advisors; In Honor of Harry & Harriet Bernbaum; Mitch & Cathy Feiger; Hackner Family; Jill & Rob Selati

Additional Funders: Golder Family Foundation; Keith & Caryl Jaffee; PwC; Judith & William Rader and Family; Morris & Judith Rosenzweig Family Foundation; Ilan & Rebekah Shalit; Rachel Brosnahan; Lance and Angela Donenberg; Lifeway Foods; North Shore (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; Mosaic Construction; North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Men’s Club; Quarles & Brady LLP; Laura Elizabeth Tanner

This event is funded in part by a grant from Healing Illinois, a statewide initiative of the Illinois Department of Human Services in partnership with The Chicago Community Trust.

Community Partners: Bluhm Legal Clinic – Center on Wrongful Convictions; Chicago Cultural Alliance; Equity Institute at YWCA Evanston/North Shore; Heartland Alliance; JCUA; Niebuhr Center at Elmhurst University; The Peace Exchange Program of Holy Family Ministries; Shriver Center on Poverty Law’s Racial Justice Institute and Network

“Mandela: Struggle for Freedom” was developed by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Winnipeg, Canada) in partnership with the Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg, South Africa). Tour management services provided by Lord Cultural Resources.


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