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Salon Event: Making Its Mark – South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

In June, the first coin of the 2010 FIFA World Cup will be tossed in host country, South Africa. Amidst the entire African continents' excitement over its hosting debut, South Africa will once again make its mark as the midfielder of the seamless intersection of soccer fever and government and corporate accountability. Join labor, gender, peace and justice activists and true fans of the sport to make South Africa's mark count. Midfielders, strikers, forwards and defenders: Let the games begin!  

Film: They Go to Die

Landmark E Street Cinema 555 11th Street, N.W., Washington, DC

They Go to Die is a documentary under development that raises concerns of TB, HIV, and human
rights violations in South Africa’s mining industry through the prism of life, love and family. Unlike traditional health films, it focuses on relationships and bonding, not simply disease.

Director Jonathan Smith will screen film from the documentary, followed by a panel discussion on TB, HIV, and human rights.

Author Event: The Unlikely Secret Agent

Come to this discussion and book signing with Ronnie Kasrils, anti-apartheid leader, and solidarity activist, as he speaks about the story of his and his wife Eleanor’s involvement in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, as well as his current efforts to build solidarity with the Palestinian people as a member of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.

Brown Bag: Meeting With Cast of The Island

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

Meet the Freedom Theatre staff and cast from Jenin Refugee Camp, Palestine in a visit to the Institute for Policy Studies as part of their inaugural U.S. tour.

Reception: Abby Ginzberg and Soft Vengeance

Alliance for Justice 11 Dupont Circle NW 2nd Floor, Washington, DC

Join the Institute for Policy Studies, and Alliance for Justice for a reception with sneek previewing of the film about  lawyer, writer, art lover and South African freedom fighter, Albie Sachs.

South African Labor Leader Talks About NUMSA

A special event with Irvin Jim, General Secretary of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and actor-activist, and filmmaker Danny Glover, and performance by Grammy-nominated musician Carolyn Malachi.

Public Interview: South African Labor Leader Irvin Jim

Katie Murphy Amphitheater at Fashion Institute of Technology Seventh Avenue at 27 Street, New York City, NY

A public Q&A with the General Secretary of the largest union in South Africa to shed light on the social, political, and economic challenges facing workers, students, and the poor in post-Apartheid South Africa.